Charles Bissue, the Aspiring Parliamentary Candidate for the Essikado-Ketan Constituency, has filed his paperwork to the party in order to strengthen his interest in claiming the seat.
Bissue, the former Western Regional Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), presented his candidacy forms at the weekend amidst brass band music, surrounded by market ladies, polling station executives, market queens, and delegates.
In addition, Bissue, the former Secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining, promised a clean campaign free of insults.
“I am very aware of the fact that insults and name-calling can never win an election, it is about truth, facts and what the people want, and I am confident that I am the right person.”
However, the astute NPP supporter faces a greater hurdle in replacing the area’s long-serving Member of Parliament, Joe Ghartey, who has served the seat for nearly two decades.
“I acknowledge the stiff political landscape, referring to the previous general elections where the National Democratic Congress (NDCs) came close and called for all party faithful’s involvement for the expected victory in Essikado-Ketan.
“I am not the big man, everyone has his/her own politics; the NDC closed the gap in the last elections, and they feel they can win the seat this time. The Essikado-Ketan seat cannot be joked with -so we need someone with experience.”
He narrated how he worked for the party to maintain majority seats for the NPP in the region adding, “We need to continue where Joe Ghartey left off, solidify the base of Essikado-Ketan in parliament, and that’s what I’m seeking to do.”
Bissue had been the Regional Secretary for eight years, national council member for eight years, Northampton chair, presidential staffer among other responsibilities in the Party.