Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), has picked nomination forms to contest the Agona East Parliamentary primaries of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The Minister, whose forms were picked on his behalf, would contest three other aspirants who have declared their intention to contest.
Speaking to the press on Saturday at Mankrong, his hometown, Mr Ahwoi explained reasons why he had chosen to contest the Parliamentary primaries with other contestants.
According to him, he holds cabinet position in the government and could easily bring development to the constituency.
He said with his background as Minister and stalwart member of NDC, if given the nod during the primaries and elected as MP, he could articulate his views on the floor of Parliament.
The Minister said President John Evans Atta Mills had confidence in someone that would assist the party to get more Parliamentary seats and also win the Presidential election in 2012.
Mr Ahwoi said with his position in the government he could influence both local and foreign investors to come and invest in the constituency to create jobs and wealth for the people.
He said: “The Ahwoi brothers have the development of Agonaman at heart,” adding that since the New Patriotic Party (NPP) took over the Parliamentary seat eight years ago, no meaningful development had been seen into the constituency.
Mr Paapa Zabairu, Campaign Manager for Mr Ahwoi, said the constituency had suffered a lot and asked the delegates to vote for the Minister.
He said the acceptance of Mr Ahwoi to contest the Primaries was timely and urged members of the party to rally support for the Minister to lead the party to win 2012 elections.