GBA Boss, Lawyer Tuah-Yeboah’s MP Posters are circulating all over social media.
Campaign posters of lawyer Alfred Tuah-Yeboah have popped up in the Sunyani East constituency as candidates of the New Patriotic Party prepare to file nominations for the party’s upcoming primaries.
The release of the posters come barely two weeks after the renowned legal practitioner announced his intention to contest in the 2020 polls on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party.
The NPP has set April 25 for the election of its presidential and parliamentary candidates for election 2020.
Ahead of the primaries, General Secretary of the party, John Boadu, has announced for interested party members to pick up forms and go through the necessary processes required of aspirants.
If the posters are anything to go by, then Mr Tuah-Yeboah has solidified his intention to unseat the current member of parliament and Majority Chief Whip, Kwasi Ameyaw-Cheremeh, who has held the seat since 2009.
Since 1996, the Sunyani East seat has become a stronghold of the New Patriotic Party. It has always been hotly contested by party stalwarts and was previously occupied by the late J.H. Mensah, former finance minister in the second republic.
Honourable Ameyaw-Cheremeh incurred the wrath of party elders when he contested J.H. Mensah in 2004 and lost, but returned in 2008 to win the nod to represent the NPP in Sunyani east.
In the 2008 primaries that elected the sitting MP, Deputy General Secretary, Nana Obiri Boahen and the Municipal Chief Executive at the time, Kwame Twumasi Awuah, were the other aspirants who lost to Mr Ameyaw-Cheremeh.
The most recent was the 2015 primaries which finally ended up in the Sunyani High Court when the sitting MP’s main opponent, Ambassador George Kumi, disputed the results after losing by just one vote.
The court eventually upheld the results of the elections but the enmity and acrimony continued leading to the suspension of Mr George Kumi who later contested the general elections as an independent candidate and lost miserably.
The June 2015 primaries left the party sharply divided in the constituency. Mr Ameyaw-Cheremeh has also grown unpopular over the period as a result of the bruises sustained during the last primaries.
As a result, calls for a new candidate has intensified and lawyer Tuah-Yeboah seems the favourite candidate likely to win the NPP’s slot on the December 2020 ballot paper.
Having served the New Patriotic Party(NPP) in the Bono region in different roles including Assistant Secretary, Lawyer Tuah-Yeboah is regarded as one of the strong pillars of the ruling party in the region.
A native of New Drobo in the Jaman South Municipality, Tuah-Yeboah is a strong voice on radio in the Bono, Ahafo and Bono East regions when it comes to legal and constitutional matters.
He holds MSc Defence and International politics from the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College.