The hopes of a multi-millionaire fishing magnate, Charles Hagan, to contest the Sekondi parliamentary seat for opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Western Region hangs in the balance due to inability to speak English.
Regional Organiser of the Party, Japheth Baidoo who confirmed the development to Empire News said the rich fisherman popularly known in Sekondi as “Panya” could hardly express himself in the English language which is the medium of exchanges in Parliament.
“When he (Charles Hagan aka Panya) appeared before us, we asked him, what is your name? he could not respond, again we asked him how old are you, he could not express himself and when asked lastly, why do you want to contest he could not answer in english.
“This was strange to us and we asked ourselves how such a person can represent the NDC in parliament where serious business takes place, so we have referred the matter to the national secretariat to decide on this development,” the Western Regional NDC Organiser revealed.
The fisherman cum philanthropist is on record to have told party well wishers that he is mainly going to parliament to help his party ensure the fishing industry is well regulated.
Mr Charles Hagan recently acquired the latest edition of Toyota Fortuner for his campaign and has even gone ahead to open accounts for all the branches in the Sekondi Constituency to resource them well.
Mr Japheth Baidoo revealed that so far 26 aspirants out of 32 have been vetted in 11 out of the 17 constituencies in the Western Region.