NPP Member of Parliament (MP) for Akwatia in the Eastern region, Mercy Adu Gyamfi, also known as Ama Sey, has shared an emotional but inspiring experience on her first day in Parliament House.
Hon Ama Sey, prior to the 2016 elections came under immense mockery due to her inability to speak the Queen’s language.
According to Hon Ama, she wept when on the first day she stepped foot in parliament house because she couldn’t believe how far she had come as an illiterate.
“I never imagined an illiterate like me will have such an opportunity so I cried when I entered Parliament,” she said on Asempa Fm today.
The form 4 lever gained popularity when she beat the National Democratic Congress’ bigwig, Baba Jamal in the 2016 general election.
It came to many as a surprise after the underdog and political neophyte thwarted the parliamentary ambition of Baba Jamal.
But Ama Sey said she has now realised the work in Parliament goes beyond educational background.
She stressed that the people of Akwatia chose her because “they believe I represent their best interests in Accra.”
Madam Sey added that her only aim in Parliament is to champion the cause of her people and bring development to the area.