The New Patriotic Party has revealed they are taking steps to find a replacement for murdered member of parliament for Mfantseman, Ekow Kwansah Hayford, ahead of the December 7 general elections.
The MP, who was elected at the party’s primaries in June, was seeking are-election to represent the Mfantseman in Parliament for another term, but was tragically killed in an armed robbery attack on Friday dawn.
According to Mfantseman constituency chairman of the NPP, Yaw Berchie-Nuako, the party executives in the region will meet in the week to decide on the replacement.
He said the party will be looking for a competent person to replace the MP, and will not looking for anyone just for sympathy votes.
“The constituency executives here are on the grounds and so we know who can win the seat for us,” Yaw Berchie-Nuako told Daily Graphic.
He added, “Our late MP was a good man who did a lot of work. His four-year work as MP is far more than the NDC’s work in 8 years. We are not going to rely on sympathy votes. The works of Kwansah Hayford speak everywhere and we are optimistic that the NPP will retain the seat.”
According to constituency chairman, who was with Ekow Hayford when he was killed, he is yet to recover from the tragic incident.
“I was with him when the incident happened and I have still not recovered from it. It has hit us hard but we are praying and know it will make us even stronger,” he said.