Miss Francisca Oteng-Mensah, a 22-year-old second year law student of the KNUST on Saturday, defeated the incumbent Member of Parliament, Kofi Frempong in the Kwabre East Constituency of the Ashanti Region, during the primaries of the New Patriotic Party.
Political pundits were amazed at how such a young lady will pull down a giant but according to Francisca, her message and campaign strategy helped her to victory.
Speaking to Kwami Sefa Kayi in an interview on PEACE FM morning show ‘Kokrokoo’, Francisca said “the only magic is God. Apart from that my message and campaign strategy was very strong and that helped because other aspirants were attacking me but I didn’t respond and so the delegates realized I was using some form of maturity”.
According to Francisca, her campaign message was a promise to offer three months of her salary annually to the party.
“I have constructed a party office and handed over documents to the party office. I will also build a training centre, scholarship schemes in Kwabre East…I will give my three months’ salary annually to the party which will cater for general welfare and to help the party during elections,” she added.