Business mogul, Captain Moro Sakyiamah Yakubu is set to contest the Fanteakwa North seat in the Eastern Region as an independent candidate.
Captain Moro Sakyiama Yakubu was disqualified from contesting the seat in the just-ended New Patriotic Party (NPP) primaries because he was said not to be forthright with the documentation he submitted.
According to the Regional Secretary, Captain Yakubu presented documents to claim he built a school in the constituency but when he was asked to show proof, he told a different story.
He has now vowed to contest the seat as an independent candidate because he believes the NPP leadership have not been fair to him and also the people of the area want him to lead them.
“Everything was fine until the General Secretary of the NPP John Boadu came out to mention some names and mine wasn’t part. I came to my constituency, the seating MP Kwabena Amankwa Asiamah had conveyed a meeting in his house to tell delegates I did not even have certificates so I can’t be an MP in this constituency. I also heard from some executive members that I belong to a minority tribe in the constituency so they won’t be happy to see me be an MP and I was even linked to the NDC. I have been very loyal to the NPP since 1992 so I have accessed my options and it is my turn I will go as an independent candidate”
Mr. Moro Sakyiamah Yakubu is a well-established businessman who has shown much concern over the years for the people of Begoro and its vicinities, especially the unemployed youths by providing jobs for some of them and would want to do more.
According to his aid, Nana Yaw Ampem Darkoh-Amponsah said Moro Sakyiamah Yakubu’s decision to contest the seat stems from the incessant pressure placed on him by members of the NPP party at the grassroots.
He said Moro Ibrahim Yakubu is ever ready to help the entire commuters of Fanteakwa North constituency.