The Anyaa Sowutuom Constituency Assistant Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Greater Accra Region, Mr. Osbomy Tinkorang Addo, has stated categorically that supporters, members and leadership of the party in the area cannot afford to allow voter apathy to hit Anyaa Sowutuom Constituency.
According to him, Anyaa-Sowutuom is a constituency represented in the Parliament of Ghana, adding that it elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
He mentioned that the Anyaa-Sowutuom is located in the Ga Central Municipal District of the Greater Accra Region, saying that Anyaa-Sowutuom is one of the constituencies that broke away from the now defunct Weija Constituency and includes Ablekuma town.
He pointed out that the current Member of Parliament is Hon Dr. Dickson Adomako Kissi, saying that. Anyaa Sowutuom tends to be one of the voter engines of NPP in Greater Accra which produces massive votes for the NPP, at the just ended 2020 elections the NPP had 66,000 votes which represents 64.67% of the total voter turn out.
He indicated that the per research almost 35,000 voters didn't vote because the constituency has a total of 135,000 plus and this was due to very bad infrastructural works in certain parts the constituency where we mostly have more votes ie Fanmilk Ablekuma, Lom Nava, Agape and Antie Aku.
According to him, these are areas where 90% of their road network are not motorable and some even don't have access to water and have to resort to buy from water tankers.
He was of the view that it is time for government to attend to the needs of this people because its been long over due.
He mentioned that breaking the 8 as we have always been saying and planning towards will demand a lot of work if only we wanna really break the 8.
"We shouldn't actually leave any vote out because looking at the apathy that just happened in 2020 elections if 35,000 people are to vote in Anyaa Sowutuom, the NPP can get almost 25,000 of this vote but because of what we lack people didn't turn up.
"Going around doing my campaign for the constituency elections majority of the delegates who we expect to go around and call out people to come and vote complained bitterly about the lack of infrastructure which will make it difficult for them to call out people to come and vote for the NPP," he noted.
He believe that it is not too late to work on this particular issue and I pray the authorities come to our aid if we want to avoid this voter apathy.