After all the media hype of his District Assembly bid, it has emerged that popular radio/Tv presenter FOKA did not follow through on his plans to contest in the upcoming District Assembly Election.
FOKA with real name Frank Owusu Kojo Asiamah was the second media guru to express interest in going to the district assembly as an assembly man.
The astute presenter had wanted to contest in the District Assembly election in the Asuogyaman district and Gyakiti electoral area in the Eastern Region.
FOKA had explained that he is competent enough to run for the position adding that the 8 years experience from working in the media will be beneficial in his work as Assemblyman if he is elected.
“I have been a voice and a mouthpiece for the people of Gyakiti for the past 8 years. I have been in radio business for 8 years. I have heard people’s grievances, I have heard people’s concerns and I think there should be a new crop of legislators,” he said.
However information available to thisisgh.com suggests that the radio presenter did not even pick up his nomination forms.
thisis.com’s Asuogyaman Regional reporter, yaw wiafe said the district secretary told him that “FOKA after a long wait did not pick up nomination forms. As at now, and we are now done with the vetting .
“I understand he is still in Accra,” he added.
It is currently unclear why FOKA has decided to not to contest in the Assembly election but all efforts to get him speak on record proved futile.
The deadline for submission of the nomination forms ended on last two weeks Thursday.
Speaking to Somanya based Rite FM, Kofi sika, the NPP’s deputy constituency secretary and direct uncle to foka said “I must state that FOKA as I speak failed to pick nomination forms or submit any to contest the assemblyman seat in Gyakiti.”
On reasons for his withdrawal, the constituency secretary said “I am sure he conducted his own research and found out that his competitors were solid on ground and hence knew he would lose if he contests…so he decided to withdraw to save his reputation,” he said.