The Member of Parliament for Fomena, Amoako Asiama, has dashed the hopes of the opposition National Democratic Congress as he has emphasized that he would never abandon the party that raised him.
In an interview with ABCNews, the Independent MP has categorically stated that though certain issues led him to contest as an independent candidate during the elections, they are not enough reasons for him to leave the NPP in the lurch at this crucial moment.
When asked which side he would join in Parliament, Hon. Asiama indicated that “once you enter Parliament House, there is no independent MP. It is either you belong to the Majority caucus or the Minority caucus, so the independent ceases once you enter the House” he said.
He stressed that the issue about which side he would support once in Parliament was settled even before the elections. He stated that;
“I am NPP and it is in my blood and there’s nothing that can change that” he emphasized.
“I am fully bred NPP and I am not going to change that, and there’s nothing that can take me away from the party. I am joining the NPP in Parliament” he indicated.
The 2020 elections have produced a parliament with almost equal strength in terms of numbers. The NPP has so far won 137 seats with the NDC having 136, the Fomena seat being occupied by an independent candidate while the Sene seat is in limbo.
Honourable Amoako Asiama’s decision to stay with the ruling New Patriotic Party in Parliament ends the wet dream of the opposition National Democratic Congress who were hoping to poach him to join the Minority.