The Immediate Past Deputy Constituency Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) for Anlo Constituency in the Volta region, Mr. Wonder Victor Kutor, is the man to watch as he enters the race as the main contender against the incumbent, Clement Kofi Humado, a former Cabinet Minister, who is seeking re-election.
Already, bits of information filtering in from the Anlo Constituency, suggests that it is a two man race between these two personalities as they battle it out in the upcoming NDC parliamentary Primaries Schedule for November 7, this year.
A third force , Mr. Sylvester Tonyevah ,who is the Municipal Chief Executive for Keta, is also vying for the Seat, but the wisdom in the NDC’s decision to expand the electoral college, appears to be playing in favour of the underdogs with Mr. Kutor, who is on the lips of many in the Constituency.
But before the three aspirants, would cross the first hurdle by submitting themselves for vetting, the MCE, cut short his ambition of becoming the parliamentary candidate, when he withdrew from the race and cited personal reasons in a letter addressed to the Volta Regional chairman of the NDC.
The withdrawal of the MCE, Mr. Tonyevah, who entered as the third force, has confirmed the long held knowledge in the Constituency that the race
for Anlo NDC ticket is a drawn battle between Mr. Kutor and the incumbent, Mr. Humado.
Mr Clement Kofi Humado, will be entering the primaries with stack loads of experience, because he has been the Member of Parliament for the area since 2004.
Among his credentials, he will be flaunting included, his stay at the Ministry of Youth and Sports and that of the Food and Agriculture Ministry, which put him in a position to show lots of resources in his campaign and to influence the voters.
But in all of these, his removal from the Ministry of Youth and Sports under unexplained reasons, could play up against him in view of the then Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial and Development Agency (GYEEDA) scandal and subsequent trial.
It is clear Mr Kutor, who has worked at the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum as a Research Assistant, will not be an easy push over after gaining some considerable experience at the Public Sector.
Mr Kutor, is a former branch organizer and deputy Constituency Secretary for the Anlo Constituency, therefore, regarded as a grassroot man and won’t be surprising if he unseat the incumbent, especially with the expansion of the electoral College which has made monetary inducement almost impossible, and gives advantage to contestants who are popular and appeal to the masses.
Mr. Kutor, who was the branch organizer of the Tegbi Aklamatsi Tovieme branch, has been seen supporting the constituents with educational materials like exercise books and computers, whiles working as a deputy secretary for the party
When we caught up with Mr. Kutor about his chances against Mr Humado, who is a heavyweight by all standards, he said “I know I am young man without lots of resources but I’m in this race because of my rich message which are education first ,jobs for the youth ,support for farmers, fishermen and traders and development for all.
‘’In respect of education I started Supporting the schools within Anlo with free books and computers Since 2014 Under my BACK TO SCHOOL CAMPAIGN. As to whether I would Win the primaries I leave that to the voters and the Almighty God, Thank You.” ,he said