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Ama Sey withdraws independent candidature after calls by Akufo-Addo

Akwatia MP, Mercy Adu-Gyamfi popularly known as Ama Sey has officially announced her withdrawal from the parliamentary race as an independent candidate.

This comes after the Akwatia legislator decided to go independent after losing in the party’s parliamentary primaries which was held in June 2020.

The MP was expected to file her nomination form on Friday but rescinded her decision stating that she has been advised by many dignitaries including President Akufo-Addo, his wife Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the Okyenhene and some pastors.

Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, the MP revealed that although she petitioned the New Patriotic Party (NPP) executives that she may have been cheated, she was ignored.

This, she said, made her supporters unhappy, therefore, encouraging her to contest as an independent candidate.

“If today, you have heard that Ama Sey has not filed for the parliamentary forms, then it is because of the dignitaries who advised me to reconsider,” she said.

The MP further appealed with her supporters and residents of Akwatia to vote massively for the NPP and maintain Akufo-Addo as president in the December elections.

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