Mr Asiamah who was the former occupant of the Fomena parliamentary seat but lost his berth following his decision to contest for re-election as an independent candidate after he lost the New Patriotic Party primary.
He explained that per the party’s constitution, any member of the party who supports or campaigns for an independent parliamentary candidate ahead of the forthcoming general elections also automatically forfeits his/her membership of the NPP.
Mr Boadu also said the party has written to the Speaker of Parliament to notify him about Mr Asiamah’s action and the fact that he is no longer a member of the NPP.
He cited Article 97(1)(g) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana which states that “A member of Parliament shall vacate his seat in Parliament if he leaves the party of which he was a member at the time of his election to Parliament to join another party or seeks to remain in Parliament as an independent member.”
Surprisingly, Asiamah defeated the NPP candidate Mr Philip Ofori-Asante who got 10,798 votes and the NDC candidate Christina Ama Ranson B. who had 2,608 votes. Another candidate Eric Appiagyei had 158 votes.
The total votes cast was 26,616 with 26,369 valid votes and 247 rejected ballots.
In a radio interview on adom fm monitored by ghflash.com, the independent MP is likely to declare his stand for the New Patriotic Party. Seth Oduro the PRO of the Fomena MP said categorically that the movement that supported the independent MP for the win is a stunt supporter of the NPP.