Saturday, November 25, 2023

Napo ‘not leaving’ Parliament in 2024

Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, often known as Napo, the Member of Parliament for Manhyia South, has angrily denied media speculations that he would quit Parliament once his current term ends in 2024.

Following his great activities, the popular politician, who also serves as Minister of Energy, gained a household figure in Ghanaian politics after making his first appearance in parliament on January 7, 2009.

However, Kwabena Nsenkyire, the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Ashanti Regional First Vice Chairman, made a stir a few days ago when he announced that Napo will not seek re-election in the 2024 parliamentary elections.

This remark, which has now gone viral on various social media platforms, has caused a heated discussion among some citizens, who are amazed that Napo, who is still young and robust, is still in Parliament.

Napo’s remarks

In a stinging retort, the Manhyia South legislator claimed categorically that he has never met Kwabena Nsenkyire or discussed his political future with him, and that his recent claims should be dismissed.

Napo stated he was “very astonished” by Nsenkyire’s words in a phone conversation with, emphasizing that he has never made such a statement to Nsenkyire.

“I have never met or discussed my political future, particularly my parliamentary ambitions, with Nsenkyire or anybody else, therefore his remarks should be viewed with the utmost disrespect,” he asserted.

Napo’s Political Career

Napo, a Medical Doctor by profession, first appeared in Parliament on January 7, 2009, after a resounding victory in the Manhyia Constituency elections.

Since then, he has won three more parliamentary elections to represent the people of Manhyia South Constituency in the august House, rising to become one of its most powerful members.

Aside from his outstanding and unique contributions on the House floor, Napo’s term has resulted in huge changes in his constituency’s infrastructure, roads, education, health, and human resources, among other things.

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