Incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for New Juaben South, Dr. Mark Assibey-Yeboah has reportedly sent a series of emissaries to the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Free Zones Authority, Michael Okyere Baafi to step down from contesting him in the upcoming NPP’s primaries.
Various groups and persons outside New Juaben South have made appeals on behalf of Dr. Assibey-Yeboah to have Mr. Okyere-Baafi step down for him.
But in reply, Mr. Okyere Baafi said none of them gave convincing reasons for him not to contest the New Juaben South NPP parliamentary primaries as he has good plans which the people are buying into.
“Some of the people who have called could not give me any tangible reason not to contest the primaries”, The Free Zones boss told Akwasi Nsiah on Ghana Kasa on Kasapa 102.5 FM Friday.
According to him however, only the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo can get him to stand down.
On the question of whether Dr. Assibey Yeboah is “needed” in parliament, Mr. Okyere Baafi had this to say:
“If you advance this argument, then the best thing Parliament can do is to immediately pass a law for Dr. Assibey-Yeboah to be the MP for New Juaben South till he dies.”
“How can anybody in this world tell me, Kofi Baafi that – look I have worked in the corporate world and gone through the ranks as an officer to a Senior Manager and now a Chief Executive Officer. I have contributed my quota to the development of this country. In politics, I have been the 1st Vice-Chairman, been a member of the manifesto sub-committee on Trade & Industry, and been the chairman of the Finance Committee of the National Youth Wing of the NPP. I was also a member of the Transition Team for both Education and Trade & Industry”.he added.