A staunch New Patriotic Party (NPP) activist, Kwabena Owusu, has entered the fray to contest the Subin seat as an independent candidate.
Speaking to radioxyzonline in his office at Asem, Mr Owusu, who is popularly referred to as ‘Honourable Alos’ by the constituents, said he was approached by people in the community, especially the youth, that they needed him to provide the required leadership.
Mr Owusu will be locking horns with Eugene Boakye-Antwi the NPP’s candidate, Owusu Ababio of the NDC and Daniel Teiko of the PPP.
Mr Owusu explained that over the years, he had assisted numerous people to be educated, employed and put others into apprenticeship, while he had helped others to gain access to spaces to put up shops to practice legitimate business all with his meagre resources and social connections.
He added that he had also assisted drivers to have a secure and protected area as either their resting spot or loading bay, all as part of measures to ensure that people within the constituency have a better life.
Mr Owusu said he acceded to the call by the people to contest the position because he felt the political leadership of the people had failed woefully because the constituency did not need new roads, new schools, water supply or health facilities because the area was developed.
He wondered what the political leaders had been doing for the people after they had stood in the scotching son to vote to ensure that they went to Parliament only for the MPs to enjoy their positions and return when they needed the votes of the people.
“All that the people need is assistance to continue their education, small capital to start trade, support to gain employment so that they would not sit at the drinking spot from morning till evening while the ladies resort to all sorts of antisocial vices to earn a living,” he said.
Honourable Alos did not deny the fact that he was a staunch NPP activist who was an active campaign member for S. K. Boafo, former MP for the area and had played various roles in the affairs of the NPP but insisted that he was just responding to the call of the people.