Young engineer, Linda Assibi Awuni stands on the verge of a major victory in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary primary in the Adentan constituency.
A trained Geological Engineer from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, with a post-graduate diploma in Project Management from the Galilee Institute of Management in Israel, she entered the race with incredible energy and promise, and after weeks on campaigning, she looks set to snatch the ticket from the incumbent Mohammed Adamu Ramadan.
Campaign of Hope
Ms Awuni , who is the Managing Director of BOHA Engineering Limited, an indigenous company specialised in providing engineering solutions and services to industries across Ghana and beyond, has traversed the constituency with his campaign team selling her message of hope, which appears to have caught up well with delegates and the general populace.
The Thunder understands that, the lead aspirant is a grassroots party person who identifies with the progress of the people and her party. Investigations conducted in the constituency revealed that, Ms Awuni’s message has resonated well with the delegates who are ready to give her a resounding victory in the primary.
Some of the constituents who spoke to The Thunder indicated that the engineer stands tall amongst the contestants. They asserted that her communal spirit was matchless and victory in the parliamentary primary and the parliamentary election next year will be a fitting reward for her commitment.
As part of her efforts to give back to the people, Ms Awuni commissioned a CHPS compound she funded at Koose. “I am excited about this project because of the relief it will bring to the many residents who struggle to access basic healthcare,” she stated.
She is eager to prosecute a vigorous campaign that will see the NDC retain the parliamentary seat come the general election on December 7, 2024. Her father is a household name in Adenta having been the first assemblyman for Gbentanaa-Manmomo electoral area in Adenta before it was carved out of Ashiaman.
Ms Awuni believes she is the best choice to retain the seat for the NDC. The catchphrase of her election campaign is “A New Adentan, Opportunities for All”.
“To retain the Adentan seat to shore up our numerical strength in parliament, I’m the choice that can win us reelection in Adentan. We must take this seat and I’m ready to take it for the NDC,” she said.
She explained that her decision to contest the primary was motivated by calls from delegates in the constituency to put herself up for election. Ms Awuni promised qualitative leadership if she becomes the MP for Adentan.
Ramadan who won the 2020 parliamentary election in the constituency, defeating the then incumbent Yaw Buaben Asamoah of the NPP, seems to be reeling from the strong presence of Ms Awuni in the contest.
In the last parliamentary primary of the NDC in Adentan, Ramadan won with 730 votes against his only contender, Nana Oye, who had 559 votes. “There is a narrative out there that the Adentan constituency is a one-term constituency where everybody does one term and is changed but I don’t agree with that assertion,” he said.
The other aspirant, Nana Oye Bampoe Addo, a human rights lawyer and gender advocate , has also gone round the constituency but does not appear formidable enough to cause an upset . “Together with Nana Oye as your parliamentary candidate, we will win the elections and build Ghana and Adentan, “ the former Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection said.