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You’re a good man; Heaven will speak for you – NPP members to FZB’s Baafi ahead of NPP Primaries

New Patriotic Party (NPP) members within and without the New Juaben South constituency say they know the impact Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Free Zones Authority, Michael Okyere Baafi has made in their lives and are hopeful he will triumph in the upcoming NPP primaries.

Mr. Baafi who will be contesting the New Juaben South seat
on the ticket of the NPP for the second time having lost narrowly to the
incumbent MP in the 2016 primaries is believed to have been very instrumental
in the rejuvenation of the ruling NPP in the entire New Juaben South constituency
and its environs through his social and financial support programs including

Members of the party and some delegates who spoke to
MyNewsGh.com said they like Michael Okyere Baafi because when he has something for
delegates, “he doesn’t discriminate based on who is perceived to be for or
against him, Baafi treats everyone with equal respect and value. I think it is
a good thing. Among ourselves we discussed it. When we finish voting for him,
Baafi must not change, it is a good trait he must keep up. If he sent you
people to come and talk to us, tell him not to change.” A delegate said.

During a recent visit by President Akufo-Addo, the
groundswell of support for Baafi was evident when the vociferous supporters of
Baafi demonstrated their resolve to annex the parliamentary slot and increase
by a wide margin Akufo-Addo votes in the constituency.  With huge applause, cheers and adulation, NPP
members hailed Mr. Michael Okyere Baafi when he was introduced during a courtesy
call by the President on the Paramount Chief of the New Juaben Traditional
Area, Daasebre Prof. (Emeritus) Nana Oti Boateng.

25,000 more votes for

About six months ago, The Free Zones Board CEO held a
massive health walk to announce his candidature. Addressing thousands of
supporters of the party who converged at the Jackson Park after a Health Walk,
the Regional Vice Chairman of the NPP, Alhaji Omar Bodinga and the Director of
Communication, David Prah, openly declared their support for Mr Baafi.

“We believe if Kofi Baafi becomes a candidate, the work we
did in 2016 will be boosted and about 25,000 more votes will be added in the
Eastern region,” Alhaji Bodinga told supporters of the party.

Mr Baafi used the platform to declare his intention to
contest the New Juaben seat, assuring electorate he will change the “face of
politics” in the constituency through education, job creation, and
infrastructure development. According to him, politics is about development
therefore when he becomes their lawmaker he will explore other opportunities
and networks to create economic opportunities for the constituency as he is currently

Across Ghana, a number of aspirants have declared their
intention to battle it out for tickets to lead the party into the 2020
parliamentary election.

Source: MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure

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