Duffuor: “It’s been 12 years of hunger and visionless leadership”

In what appears to be a family race, Duffuor Jr is challenging his father’s brother and incumbent MP for the area, Alex Adomako

Kwabena Duffuor Jr, a parliamentary hopeful in the Sekyere Afram Plains constituency of the Ashanti Region, has lashed out at the sitting MP, saying the constituency has been neglected for too long.

“It’s been 12 years of hunger, hardship and visionless leadership,” Duffuor told the media after going through a successful vetting process last week.

In what appears to be a family race, Duffuor is challenging his father’s brother and incumbent member of parliament (MP) for the area, Alex Adomako.

He picked the second position on the ballot paper.

No business-as-usual MP

Speaking with journalists, Duffuor Jr stated that calls by delegates and constituents to represent them in parliament motivated him to contest.

“The [vetting] was very smooth. I am number two on the ballot and it is a divine selection.

“Sekyere Afram Plains needs an MP who can mobilise resources and make things move. The constituency needs a businessman who can take risks… The constituency is so far behind that you don’t need a business-as-usual MP,” he said.

I’m not alien

“They say I am alien; I was there since 2012… We have a teak plantation and factory at Sekyere Afram Plains and we have employed delegates and constituents. How can I be an alien?

“There were people who never campaigned during the 2020 election. They never campaigned in the constituency, but their names have been found in the register, but we leave that to God,” he said.

NDC primary

The opposition party will select a presidential candidate and parliamentary candidates ahead of the 2024 polls. The parliamentary primary has, however, been suspended in 15 constituencies including the Adansi Asokwa, Manhyia South and Mampong in the Ashanti Region.


Reporting by Jonathan Ofori in the Ashanti Region



Asaase Radio 99.5 broadcasts on radio via 99.5 in Accra, 98.5 in Kumasi, 99.7 in Tamale, 100.3 in Cape Coast and on our affiliates Bawku FM 101.5 in Bawku, Beats FM 99.9 in Bimbilla, Somua FM 89.9 in Gushegu, Stone City 90.7 in Ho, Mining City 89.5 in Tarkwa and Wale FM 106.9 in Walewale
Tune in or log on to broadcasts 
online:, Sound Garden and TuneIn
Follow us on Twitter: @asaaseradio995
Live streaming: Also on YouTube: Asaase Radio Official.
Join the conversation. Call: 020 000 9951 or 059 415 7777. Or WhatsApp: 020 000 0995.


Show More

Related Articles

Back to top button

Adblock Detected