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General Secretary of Ghana Medical Association resigns to contest Lambussie NDC primaries

The General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Dr Titus Beyuo has resigned from his post to contest the National Democratic Congress parliamentary primaries in the Lambussie Constituency of the Upper West Region.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the medical practitioner said his decision to venture into politics has been influenced by his desire to better the lot of locals in the Lambussie Constituency.

According to him, the Constituency is pregnant with a lot of prospects and therefore the need for a 'stronger representation on the national stage'.

He however, noted that the decision to transit from his professional practice into partisan politics was not an easy one.

Nonetheless, Dr Beyuo said the support of his family, close associates and other prominent people helped him to finally decide on his political ambitions.

"Arriving at this decision was an uphill task, but the support and encouragement received from my family, traditional leaders in the Lambussie Traditional Council, party leadership at the national, regional, constituency and branch levels, and friends during the consultative process, made this less difficult", the doctor said.

An appeal for funds from the former GMA Secretary to help his campaign

He added that he believes in the ideologies of the National Democratic Congress, while touting the prospects of the Lambussie Constituency.

"I am fully persuaded that the social democratic governance of the NDC holds the key to the alleviation of extreme poverty, provision of healthcare to all, restoration of the economy and above all ensuring fairness and equity in the distribution of the national cake.

At the Lambussie Constituency level, an endowed border district to Burkina Faso with rich cultural heritage, with hardworking and peaceful people, rich human resource, needed for developments, is lagging.

"We remain a district without an inch of tarred roads (other than the transnational road connecting to Burkina Faso) and worse performance in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Upper West Region.

"The district needs stronger representation on the national stage and a stronger advocate to act as a catalyst to speed up developmental initiatives and this is what I seek to offer", portions of the statement read.

While apolgosing to those who may have been disappointed in his decision, he indicated that he has picked his nomination forms to contest the Lambussie seat, after submitting his resignation to the Ghana Medical Association.

"I count on the support of all to guarantee victory in the upcoming elections.

"It is my firm belief that the grace of God will abound to me as I make this switch from a professional and academic career into frontline politics. I need your prayers and continuous support. God bless us all!", the statement concluded.

Dr Beyuo is a consultant obstetrician, gynaecologist and an epidemiologist. He is also a senior lecturer at the University of Ghana Medical School (UGMS).

In a related development, the Acting Volta Regional Director of Health, Dr Senanu Kwesi Djokoto, has also set his sail to contest the NDC parliamentary primaries in the Keta Constituency.

Meanwhile, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will hold its presidential and parliamentary primaries on Saturday, May 13, 2023, to elect a new flagbearer as well as its parliamentary candidates for the 2024 elections.

Per the schedule announced by the party on January 18, aspirants are expected to pick their nomination forms at the party’s headquarters at Adabraka or access them via the party’s official website.

Parliamentary aspirants will be picking their forms from Monday, 20th February to 24th February at a fee of GH¢5,000; and later submit them at a fee of GH¢40,000 between March 20 to March 22.

This will be followed by the vetting of aspirants from 27th March to 29th March, 2023.

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