The General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has commended the Akyem Oda Member of Parliament–elect, Alexander Akwasi Acquah, for yeoman’s job to secure the seat for the NPP.
“He has done very well… he did a lot of work and put in place a lot of social intervention programmes”, the General Secretary noted on in an interview on Asempa FM.
Speaking further, John Boadu revealed that Mr. Acquah, who also runs a chain of health facilities under The Community Hospitals (TCH) Group across the country, has “a fantastic formula for health delivery in the country due to his health background”.
He explained that if government decides to adopt Mr. Acquah’s idea of building hospitals and handing them over to be ran by private individuals, the nation’s health care system would be better off.
He said that recurrent expenditure in government hospitals among other costs would be efficiently managed to reap some profits for both government and the private individual.
The first time MP emerged as winner in a landslide victory on December 7, 2020, claiming the highest percentage of total votes cast in the Eastern Region.
Out of 33 parliamentary seats in the region, the NPP won 25 seats while the National Democratic Congress (NDC) took the remaining eight in the just-ended 2020 polls held on December 7.
Although, he went into the elections as the man tipped to win in an area believed to be the stronghold of the NPP, Mr. Akwasi Acquah did not relax on his oars but worked hard to record the highest votes in terms of percentage.
He is reported to have come second nationwide after Francisca Oteng, who polled about 83%of votes in the Kwabre East Constituency in the Ashanti Region.
With a whopping 79.45% representing 25,380 votes, Mr. Akwasi Acquah totally knocked off his closest contenders; Jones Asante of the NDC, who pulled a total of 6,262 votes representing 19.60% and Madam Lucy Ansah of the Ghana Union Movement (GUM) who garnered a paltry 0.94%.
The newly-elected MP believes that his lofty ideas and policies which he promised the constituents c,ulminated in his massive victory in the parliamentary polls.