The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the New Patriotic Party has given an all-clear sign to Kwadwo Baah Agyemang, former MP for Asante Akyem North to contest the June 20 parliamentary polls in the constituency.
This follows the hearing and verdict on an appeal that was forwarded to the Appeals Committee by the former MP.
Last year, the party executives of the Asante Akim North constituency secluded Mr Baah Agyemang, who now heads the National Sports Authority (NSA) as Board Chairman from running for the parliamentary elections.
They accused him of disrespecting, his constituency executives.
But, the Regional Vetting Committee asked Mr Agyemang to undertake certain measures to clear his name.
However, the Appeals Committee in a unanimous decision said the accusation was not strong to deny the former MP the chance to stake a claim at the seat he lost to his fellow party man at the 2015 primaries at Asante-Akyem North constituency.
Armed with information from the NEC meeting Wednesday night, residents at Asante Akyem North are said to have responded to the decision to wild jubilation.
Reacting to the news, the former MP told the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper Thursday morning, that he was happy with NEC’s decision.
He noted that the allegation on his person was only a setback to his decision to stage a comeback for the seat he lost in 2015.
The sports enthusiast said his resolve in life is to win the parliamentary primaries in June and use the influence God has given him to lobby for proper and tangible development projects for the people of Asante Akyem North.
He rallied his supporters to cut short the celebration of his clearance and work to win the hearts of each of the delegates in the constituency to ensure he wins the June 20 primaries.
‘’I knew that with God’s grace the NEC would clear me to contest the seat I lost in 2015 and I believe the decision offers me and my campaign team the opportunity to sell our message to delegates in Asante Akyem North so that they can return me to Parliament where my aim is to seek for development for my area’’, Mr Agyemang passionately stressed.