Am still in pain over my defeat
Former Member of Parliament of Tema East constituency,
Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus Glover, has said he is still pained by
his defeat in the 2020 parliamentary elections.
According to the former Deputy Trades Minister,
even though he takes his defeat in good faith,
internal power play gave room for his defeat.
Monday, the former MP said he wept bitterly after his
defeat and even questioned God on why he lost
because he didn’t expect that.
“Yes, my defeat came as a shock because
people never believed I could lose the Tema East seat.
I was really hurt and cried. I even asked God why
I lost because I knew I would win that seat but
trust me, within days the pain I had in me just vanished,”
Even though most MPs would abandon their initiated
projects in the constituency after losing their seat,
Titus Glover said he was currently continuing road
projects he initiated before his defeat.
“I am continuing all projects I initiated.
The roads in Tema East constituency, we have done
almost 80% from the Tema to Tema Newtown,” he said.
Mr. Glover said he considers his business in parliament
as ‘unfinished’ hence, will work hard to correct the
wrongs during the next election in order to return.
The former Deputy Minister of Transport lost the
seat to former Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) of Tema,
Isaac Ashai Odamtten who contested the seat for the first time.
He managed to poll 31,956 of the votes whereas
Mr. Odamten, the National Democratic Congress (NDC)
candidate, polled 41,692. The Tema East seat which
happens to be a safe seat for the NPP was once
won by the NDC in the 2000 polls.