According to President Akufo-Addo, the people of Ekumfi chose to remove Francis Ato Cudjoe from Parliament in the 2020 elections, which caused his government to gloss over development in the area.
In a meeting with traditional leaders from the constituency at the Jubilee House, the president voiced his displeasure with the voting pattern in Ekumfi.
Even though he appointed Ato Cudjoe as the Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture in order to spur development in the constituency, President Akufo-Addo claimed that he was not happy with the voters’ decision to remove Cudjoe from office.
I have to be honest with you; I did not pay attention to developments in your area when Ato Cudjoe, your MP, was promoted to deputy minister by me after you voted him out in the most recent elections. However, now that you have brought it up, I will.
The president was visited by traditional leaders who begged him for more development to raise the standard of living for their people.
Even though Abeiku Crentsil lost the 2016 parliamentary election, he came back in 2020 and defeated Francis Ato Cudjoe.
Following their appeal, President Akufo-Addo gave them the assurance that, in spite of his disappointment, he would make every effort to develop the area.