In a surprising turn of events, Foster Asante Marfo, who had previously thrown his hat into the ring for the Assembly Member position in the Wirenkyir
In a surprising turn of events, Foster Asante Marfo, who had previously thrown his hat into the ring for the Assembly Member position in the Wirenkyiren-Amanfrom Electoral Area of the Abuakwa South Municipality in the Eastern Region of Ghana, has officially withdrawn his candidacy.
Marfo, a seasoned public servant with an eight-year stint as a unit committee member, cited a newfound conviction in endorsing fellow candidate Obaatanpa Kissiwaa as the ideal leader for the community.
In an exclusive statement, Marfo expressed his initial aspiration to contest, driven by a genuine desire to bring positive change to Wirenkyiren-Amanfrom.
However, after careful consideration, he recognized in Obaatanpa Kissiwaa the qualities and dedication needed to serve the constituents effectively.
Marfo’s Letter to the Electoral Commission, excerpted:
“…Regrettably, after careful consideration and reflection, I have come to the realization that another candidate, Obaatanpa Kissiwaa, possesses the qualities and commitment needed to serve the good people of Wirenkyiren-Amanfrom effectively…”
This decision comes just days before the scheduled elections on December 19, 2023, leaving the electorate with a sudden shift in the dynamics of the race.
Obaatanpa Kissiwaa’s Response:
“I am honoured and humbled by Mr. Marfo’s endorsement. His years of dedicated service to the community speak volumes, and I am committed to carrying forward the torch of positive change he envisions for Wirenkyiren-Amanfrom,” said Obaatanpa Kissiwaa in response to Marfo’s endorsement.
The community, taken by surprise, is abuzz with discussions about the sudden change. Marfo’s supporters now find themselves rallying behind Obaatanpa Kissiwaa, whose platform gains prominence as the elections draw near.
Political analysts speculate on the potential impact of Marfo’s withdrawal on the electoral landscape. Some see it as a strategic move to consolidate support behind a candidate deemed more capable of addressing the community’s needs.
Foster Asante Marfo’s selfless decision to withdraw from the race showcases a rare display of prioritizing the community’s welfare over personal ambitions.
As the Wirenkyiren-Amanfrom electorate adjusts to this unforeseen development, all eyes will be on the upcoming elections to see if Obaatanpa Kissiwaa can fulfill the expectations set by Marfo’s unexpected endorsement.