Former President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bice Osei Kuffour, popularly known as Obour, is aspiring for the Asante Akyem South constituency to be elected as Member of Parliament on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The NPP has slated their Presidential and Parliamentary primaries for Saturday, June 20 this year and already the party’s Parliamentary candidates have been pitching their campaign messages to the delegates.
Obour is poised to contest the sitting Member of Parliament for the constituency, Kwaku Asante Boateng but since votes by delegates cannot be predicted, the question then arises does Obour fear his delegates?
”Fear delegates” is a coinage by Lawyer Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie aka Sir John, a former NPP General Secretary, and a term to describe the unsteady behaviour of political party delegates.
The popular term was associated with Sir John after he suffered an overwhelming defeat in the NPP primaries in 2014 although he had an unflinching support of his delegates.
Speaking in an interview on Peace FM’s morning programme ‘Kokrokoo’, Bice Osei Kuffour told host Kwami Sefa Kayi that he is absolutely certain of his victory in the primaries.
He explained that before he disclosed his interest in contesting the Asante Akyem South Parliamentary seat, he had already been behind the scenes working with the party delegates to improve the livelihood of the residents in the community.
He noted that he has built a strong relationship, cemented on goodwill, with the delegates and expressed confidence in his delegates describing them as trustworthy.
He strongly believes they will vote massively for him during the party’s primaries.
”They have promised to vote for me and since they’re dependable, I know they will honor their word to bring me victory.”
Obour further emphasized that he has ”no fears because of my relationship with them. And looking at this year’s primaries which will be held at the electoral areas according to the leadership of the NPP, I know of some electoral areas in my constituency that, for instance, have six delegates and I know a number of the delegates who call me often to tell me how they adore me. So, it is when we go for the primaries and I get only one out of these six delegates to vote for me that will tell me to fear the delegates just as Sir John said but should I get a good result, then I will know they’re trustworthy. But my delegates at Asante Akyem South are very loyal”.