A former Students’ Representative Council (SRC) President of the University for Development Studies (UDS)-Tamale Campus, Raphael Kumah Abolasom has picked nomination forms to contest in the impending primaries of the new patriotic party as parliamentary candidate for the Bole-Bamboi constituency in the newly created Savannah Region of Ghana.
Raphael, who started his political career and journey at UDS, was an active and key member of the Tertiary Education Students’ Confederacy of NPP (TESCON-UDS CHAPTER), an organ under the Youth Wing of the party. His immense contribution to TESCON and the NPP in general cannot be overemphasized. As a writer, He has written several articles to project the works of the NPP. He later become a member of the NPP professionals for change, an advocate group of professionals which worked tirelessly to ensure victory for the ruling New Patriotic Party through its various health outreaches and door to door campaigns in the Brong Ahafo, Northern and Ashanti Regional Chapters.
Raphael’s contribution and involvement in the NPP has always been about the people and as a grassroots person, he again is the youth Organizer for Bamboi zongo polling station and is an integral member of the NPP medical team in Brong Ahafo Region.
Speaking to the media after picking his nomination forms at the Party’s Constituency office in Bole, He dubbed his campaign as “CHAMPIONING THE COMMON CAUSE OF BOLE-BAMBOI, RAPHAEL KUMAH ABOLASOM AS THE TOOL” he said …
“It is often said that without money you cannot do politics. However, I am of the view that without the people you cannot do politics. You are the people, and you are my focus. Constituents of Bole-Bamboi, we have come a long way with an unbridled loyalty to the NDC yet there is nothing to show for it!
The time has come for us to change the narrative and through the NPP empower the lives of our people.
To change the narrative, we need a strategic candidate, one appealing enough to obvious diversity, capable of bringing everyone on board- the young, the old, men and women, no matter the tribe. I hereby present myself to the good people of Bole-Bamboi to be used as the agent to pursue this agenda.
To show my strongest commitment to this cause, I have picked nomination forms to contest for the Parliamentary Primaries of the New Patriotic Party.
I come to you with nothing, but to be used as a tool to advance the cause of our collective progress. Let us make this choice and deliver the seat to the NPP. We can and we will do it together. New face, new hope; time for the NPP to take over! It is possible”.
He finally called on all eligible delegates in the Bole-Bamboi Constituency to come out in their numbers on September 28th, 2019 to vote massively for him and endorse his candidature as he will never let them down.