Former Gender minister, Nana Oye Lithur, has subtly declared that she will be contesting the Adenta Constituency seat on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the upcoming 2020 general elections.
Oye Lithur, who has already informed former president John Dramani Mahama of her intentions, revealed that through consultations with party executives, constituency executives, constituents and a host of well-wishers, she is encouraged to try her luck at the seat in the next general elections.
In a Facebook post, she said her visit to the ex-president was to announce her plans to him and also seek his counsel.
” The former president said during my meeting with him that he acknowledged the need to elect strong, opinionated candidates who would appeal to the general electorate during the 2020 elections”, she continued in the Facebook post.
” The general elections involves the entire voting public, and not only the NDC delegates. Thus we as a party need to be strategic in our selection of parliamentary candidates”, she added.
Nana Oye Lithur opined that, “we must also consider the strength, the character and track record of the aspirants to determine if they can emerge victorious in the general elections.”
Oye, who is also a lawyer, has contested a couple of parliamentary seats in her quest to become a Member of Parliament. She tried battling for the popular Odododiodio seat in the Greater Accra Region, but failed. She also contested the Shama seat in the Western Region in 2014 but lost that quest as well as, the Aburi seat, in the Eastern Region after which she shielded her dream of becoming a parliamentarian until an appointed time, which she belives is now.
The Adenta seat is currently held by the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Lawyer Yaw Buaben Asamoah who defeated the NDC’s Mohammed Adamu Ramadan, with 33,952 votes representing 50.64% as against the latter’s 32,588 (48.61%).