Andrew Asiamah Amoako is a Ghanaian lawyer, politician and member of the Eighth Parliament for the Fomena Constituency in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
He contested as an independent candidate and won massively, making him the first ever independent candidate in the Ghanaian Parliament.
His position as an independent member of parliament became even more significant after the 2020 parliamentary elections, given that neither of the two main political parties (NPP and NDC) could secure an out24thright majority.
Below is a brief biography Hon. Andrews Asiamah Amoako.
He was born on the 24th of February, 1966. He is 55 years old as of the year 2021.
He hails from Wioso-Adansi, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
Early Life and Education
He has an MSc Degree in Environmental Resources Management at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in the year 1996. He also has an LLB from KNUST and was called to the bar in the year 2013 .
Hon. Andrews is happily married with five children.
Career and Politics
He currently represents the Fomena Constituency in the Ashanti Region. After losing in the primaries prior to the 2020 general elections, on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), he decided to run as an independent candidate.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP), which, citing Article 3(9) of its constitution, revoked his membership and notified the Speaker of Parliament, who duly declared his seat vacant on the 13th of October 2020 under the provisions of Article 97 (1)g of the Constitution.
Amoako objected on the grounds that being expelled from the party did not mean he was no longer a member of parliament, and that only the Parliament of Ghana could revoke his position as an elected MP.
Legal practitioner Kwaku Asare agreed with Amoako, arguing that such a decision is a legal matter which falls under the jurisdiction of the High Court, as specified by Article 99(1) of the Constitution.
Amoako won the Fomena parliamentary seat during the December 2020 elections with 12,805 votes, defeating his main opponent from his former party, Philip Ofori-Asante, who secured 10,798 votes.
His position as an independent member of parliament became even more significant after the 2020 parliamentary elections, given that neither of the two main political parties (NPP and NDC) could secure an outright majority.
In a post-election interview, Amoako indicated that he had no ill-feelings towards the NPP over the termination of his party membership.
The General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu, has suggested that Amoako could reapply for his NPP membership subject to specific party regulations and conditions.
He describes himself as a man whose priority is to serve his community selflessly and with humility. He states that his primary goal in politics is to “safeguard equality for everyone by ensuring that no one is left out in the distribution of our national resources.”
Social Media Handles
He goes by Hon. Andrew Amoako Asiamah on facebook .