Hon. Enoch Teyi Mensah, a veteran politician and a former Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram has withdrawn his filling to contest as a member of the council of states.
Awake News can confirm that Hon. Enoch Mensah has indeed withdrawn his intention to contest in the elections.
Speaking to Awake News, Hon. ET Mensah has stated, his decision to withdraw from the race was due to “some personal and political reasons”
This comes following of some members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) protest against his bid ‘as they thought he was contesting to spite the party after he was defeated by his one-time protege, Sam George Nettey during the party’s Parliamentary primaries.’
He however refuted the claims and said those fighting his bid would not have been doing so if they understood the “nuances of the democratic dispensation”.
“An action by the Ga-Dangme Concerned Youth Group (GDCYG) to stand against my bid for a seat at the Council of State is a move by some faceless individuals who want to spoil the beauty of our democracy,” he said on Kasapa FM.
Adding, “I’ve done a wider-consultation on this and I have a massive endorsement on it, so there is no place for Ga-Dangme youth or whatever. They should give us a break!”
Earlier, Ningo-Prampam MP, Sam George Nartey, wished ET Mensah the very best in the election scheduled to be held across the nation today, Thursday, February 16.
Ten representatives expected to be elected will join the appointed and ex-officio members to counsel President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as per Article 89 of the 1992 Constitution.