Former President of the Musicians Union of Ghana, Bice Osei Kuffour, widely known as Obour has said that his defeat in Saturday’s parliamentary primary was due to his inexperience in Ghana’s political space.
Obour had hoped to unseat the current MP, Kwaku Asante-Boateng but his efforts appeared insufficient to wrestle the candidature from Mr. Asante-Boateng who won by a margin of 68 votes.
Obuor polled 296 votes while his opponent managed 364 votes.
The other contenders, William Yamoah, garnered 38 votes while Edmond Oppong Peprah polled 9 votes with Eric Amofa getting 12 votes.
Giving his concession speech after the announcement of the verdict, the musician and former MUSIGA President congratulated the Asante Akyem MP for a victory well deserved, citing his (Obuor’s) inexperience in the political landscape as a possible reason for the MP’s victory.
He added that despite his loss, the results signifies hope for the Asante Akyem constituency as well as the New Patriotic Party.
“The delegates of the NPP have decided. Kwaku Asante Boateng has shown that he is an experienced politician; he’s been in parliament two terms already and he is going the third term. Definitely he may have some tricks I don’t have.”
“I am sure most of the things that we had campaigned on now that we have a parliamentary candidate the 10,000 votes we promised Nana Addo, it is coming in its numbers,” he declared.