National Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Bernard Mornah, has declared his intention to contest the Nadowli-Kaleo Parliamentary seat in the Upper West Region.
This will be his second time contesting for the seat after failing to beat incumbent Alban Sumana Kinford Bagbin.
He however increased the PNC’s parliamentary votes in the constituency from 196 in 2012 to 5,393 in 2016.
Speaking to Citi News, he said he had a “burning desire” to serve his people.
“This is the opportune moment I have been looking for to tell the people once again that I am the best man for the constituency.”
He believes his path to Parliament may be easier now that the Hon. Bagbin, who is Ghana’s longest-serving Member of Parliament, will not be seeking re-election.
Mr. Bagbin who is currently Ghana’s second Deputy Speaker of Parliament has been occupying the Nadowli-Kaleo parliamentary seat since 1992.
Mr. Mornah said the exit of the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament will “create a fairer and an even playing field for all those who want to contest to represent the constituency.”
Meanwhile, the PNC, which is one of the Nkrumahist parties is yet to open nominations for its aspirants.