Peter Twumasi, the Director-General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), finds himself on a sinking bed after a resounding loss in his bid to secure a parliamentary seat.
Twumasi, vying for the Ahafo Ano South West constituency under the banner of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), ended up at the bottom of the ranks in a four-man race, managing to gather only 7 votes.
The clear victor of the primary election, Elvis Osei Mensah Dapaah, secured a commanding 357 votes, leaving Twumasi far behind and effectively crushing his aspirations to become a lawmaker in the upcoming elections.
Twumasi’s defeat is poised to spark mixed reactions, especially within the sports industry. While some may interpret his failure to secure the party’s nomination as a setback, others may perceive it as a welcome development, considering his controversial tenure as the NSA boss.
During Twumasi’s leadership, the NSA faced scrutiny for its handling of various issues, including the controversial closure of the Accra Sports Stadium during the festive season and the directive for football clubs to construct their own stadiums.
These decisions drew widespread condemnation from sports industry stakeholders, leading to calls for Twumasi’s resignation.
Despite facing these challenges, Twumasi had expressed optimism about his chances in the primary election, banking on his track record and contributions to the party. However, his poor showing at the polls suggests that his ambitions may have been overly ambitious.