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My Parliamentary Ambition Is Still On Course…No More “Ama Jumah”
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Former NPP’s Member of Parliament (MP) for Asokwa Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Maxwell Kofi Jumah who said earlier that he will not protest against any affirmative directives in his party that sitting female Members of Parliament (MPs) should not be contested has now lauded his party’s National Counsel Executive [NEC] for reversing the decision.

Kofi Jumah’s constituency is one of such constituencies occupied by a female MP and he was considering to re-contest the Asokwa seat again after being defeated by 275 to 139 votes in a parliamentary primary organised in May 2011 by Patricia Appiagyei [now MP].

The former Kumasi Mayor vowed never to be a distaff after he sacrificed his parliamentary ambition for the larger party interest.

But the New Patriotic Party is singing a new united chorus of being a listening party after putting brakes on a hugely controversial policy that left the party boiling for days.

The party's flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo after a marathon meeting that reviewed the controversial affirmative action policy, said the party "listened" met and decided to shelve the controversial policy, at least for now.

He was quick to add that the party firmly believes in the ideals of the policy describing it as a "firm step in getting the goal of equity for women" but added they will proceed to institutionalize the policy in the next annual congress of the party.

Discussing the revert affirmative policy on OKAY FM’s "Ade Akye Abia" morning show, Kofi Jumah also rescinded his decision to sacrifice the Asokwa seat.

“I am so happy the decision has been suspended. I am now in the race [Asokwa parliamentary contest], I will go for my forms in the coming days. Nothing can stop me now, I will contest the seat. My posters are out already,” he said

Affectionately called ‘Kofi Ghana’ in politics, the former NPP MP says “The affirmative action should not be an affirmative protection. Though we need more women in politics….we don’t have to cease others from contesting”. 
Source: King Edward Ambrose Washman Addo/Peacefmonline.com/ Twitter: @Washman5/ Instagram: Washman007

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