Awutu Senya Will Vote For Change And Not Arrogance – George Andah Tells Hannah Tetteh

George Andah, the business consultant, who is contesting the Awutu Senya West Parliamentary seat on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has expressed confidence in his ability to defeat the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP), Hannah Tetteh, in 2016.

In an interview on Accra-based Citi FM on Saturday, Madam Tetteh who had just won a decisive victory in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary primary, dismissed suggestions that Mr Andah has what it takes to unseat her in 2016.

“Who is George? You are talking as if he is some political heavyweight. This is someone who has not contested elections before, who has never been in the political space before and I am supposed to be afraid of him,” she said.

“I am the Foreign Minister, I have been Minister of Trade and Industry and I have won this seat twice and I have won an overwhelming mandate in the primaries and I am supposed to be afraid of someone who is, even if you want to be charitable, a novice. You [the media] are the people making George Andah somebody, I do not consider him a threat,” she added.

But in a statement published on Facebook on Sunday, Mr Andah said he was confident that the people of Awutu Senya West would vote for change in 2016.

Mr Andah said: “It is not about how big and influential you are. It is about service to God and Country. It’s about respect for the people, their development. We go to school so we can give back to society one day and help the less privileged, and not to prove to them how intelligent and superior we are when we are in a position of authority.

“The electorate of ASW are very discerning, and they have said they will vote for Change instead of voting for arrogance. The 2016 election in ASW is not going to be about ‘heavy weights’.

“It is not going to be about who is ‘prettier’ and or less ‘handsome’. It’s not going to be about deceiving the electorate with last minute projects and using money to buy votes just to win the election and abandon the people.”

Read the full statement below:

I have been informed that on Saturday 21st November, 2015, Hannah Serwaa TETTEH said on CITI FM …….. “Who is George Andah? He is not a heavy weight in politics, he is a novice, you journalists are making him somebody in GH politics”

I, Nenyi George ANDAH, NPP PC for Awutu Senya West (ASW) first wish to congratulate Hon Hannah Serwaa TETTEH, for winning the NDC parliamentary slot for ASW. I am looking forward to responsible performance/issues based campaigning leading into the next election.

I also wish to once again, extend my deepest condolences to her and her family on the loss of her mother, may the soul of her departed mother rest in perfect peace.

I do recognize the challenge ahead and I know that Election 2016 will not be a walk in the park, but I have always taken up challenges in my life, and worked with energetic teams who believe in my vision and leadership, and I know election 2016 in ASW will not be any different.

I thank God that He has blessed me with a committed youthful team, who are solidly on ground with me to bring about real Change in ASW, from Senya to Bawjiase, from Obrakyire to Nyarkokwa, and in all other electoral areas.

It is not about how big and influential you are. It is about service to God and Country. It’s about respect for the people, their development. We go to school so we can give back to society one day and help the less privileged, and not to prove to them how intelligent and superior we are when are in a position of authority.

The electorate of ASW are very discerning, and they have said they will vote for Change instead of voting for arrogance. The 2016 election in ASW is not going to be about ‘heavy weights’. It is not going to be about who is ‘prettier’ and or less ‘handsome’. It’s not going to be about deceiving the electorate with last minute projects and using money to buy votes just to win the election and abandon the people.

Let us remember that Hannah Serwaa TETTEH was first given the privilege to become a member of parliament by the good people of ASW, when she was only 33 and was not a so called political heavyweight.

At age 33, I was privileged to have rich career opportunities, cutting my teeth across different industries in Corporate Ghana and beyond, whilst serving under some great coaches and mentors. I am bringing on board all these rich experiences to serve and help develop ASW, just as I did with all the companies I worked with.

Election 2016 in ASW for us is going to be all about the people of Awutu Senya West. It’s going to be about working hard and smart with the youth, uniting the constituency, listening and with the right messages and most importantly putting the electorate at the heart of everything we do.

We know that with God on our side, we will give Awutu Senya West the Change and PowerToDoMore that is most deserved.


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