The Member of Parliament for Hohoe constituency in the Volta Region, Hon. John Peter Amewu believes that the fact the the New Patriotic Party (NPP) won one Parliamentary Seat in the Volta Region during the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections means that more seats can be won for the NPP in the coming elections.

According to Amewu, who served as Minister for Lands and Natural Resources and Minister of Energy is President Akufo-Addo’s first term, “if Hohoe can do it, Ketu North can also do it.”

He noted that if he was able to defeat the NDC parliamentary candidate for Hohoe Constituency in the 2020 elections to win the seat, making it the first time the NPP has won a seat in the region, then it is possible for other NPP parliamentary aspirants to replicate same in the other constituencies of the region.

Since 1992, the NDC has been holding the Hohoe seat until the last election when John Peter Amewu who was then the Energy Minister, won the seat for the NPP for the first time in history.

The historic feat was reached with 26,952 votes in his favour as against 21,821 votes for his major competitor from NDC, Prof. Margaret Kweku. The victory left many in disbelief considering the fact that in 2016, the NDC’s Bernice Adiku Heloo secured 35,437 as against the NPP’s Marlon Praises Anipa’s 6,462.

Amewu is currently serving as the Minister for Railways Development.



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