Mercy Adu Gyamfi (a.k.a Ama Sey), Member of Parliament for Akwatia, was noticeably absent at the NPP’s mammoth rally to host President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the party’s flagbearer in the forthcoming general elections in 2020.
Her absence seems to loudly confirm the speculation that Ama Sey might be lacing her boots in the December parliamentary election to run as an independent candidate.
Since then, because of the defeat, Ama Sey, who lost her parliamentary nomination to Ernest Kumi in a divisive way, has seemed bitter to the party leadership.
According to sources, despite her reputation in the Akwatia constituency, Ama Sey has been cultivating the idea of contesting as an independent candidate in the 2020 parliamentary elections.
While some provincial party leaders have spoken harshly that they will not encourage her to go alone, a number of organisations in the constituency have rooted in pushing and endorsing her to go independent.
At the Sunday 4 October 2020 rally in Akwatia, which marked the last day of President Akufo-Addo ‘s Eastern Area campaign tour, the President stressed that he was not confident that Ama Sey would go independently.
Meanwhile, the aggrieved Ama Sey has not come out of her own at the moment to announce her plans to become sovereign. In addition, to signal her fall, she did not participate at the rally.
The NPP should not represent human people, but the party as a whole, according to President Akufo-Addo.
I heard it about this independence thing they’re talking about. So I don’t think Ama Sey ‘s going to go independence. I don’t believe it. Because she’s a staunch NPP because her spirit is NPP.
“It pains me that she is not here but I know well that she will not do that. If the 4more4Nana becomes a reality, she will be part of my new arrangements and she (Ama Sey) knows she has been factored,” Nana Addo said to the people of Akwatia.
According to Osafo Marfo, the Senior Minister, Ama Sey herself has confirmed to him that she would not go independent.
He expressed that the NPP greatly recognizes her sterling effort in 2016 for heavily defeating then NDC candidate, Baba Jamal, to capture the Akwatia seat for the party.
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