New Patriotic Party (NPP) Electoral Area Coordinators and Executives of Manhyia South constituency in the Ashanti region have declared their total support for the Member of Parliament (MP) of the area, Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, and promised, as legally elected coordinators and executives, to work with him for the development of the constituency.
The development comes after some members of the party in the constituency, on Thursday, March 2018, in a press conference petitioned the president, Nana Akufo-Addo to call the MP of the area to order since his actions and inaction is destroying the hard-won image of the party in the region.
Addressing the press conference, a suspended member of the party, Mr. Akwasi Sarpong, called on the national council of the party to annul the results of the executive elections of the constituency and call for a fresh re-run of the elections because the MP to disregard an interim junction placed on the constituency elections by a court.
In a counter press conference on Thursday, March 8, 2018, the Manhyia South executives described the actions by the members as a coordinated attempt to make the MP and the Minister of Education unpopular.
“This is a schemed attempt to defame our MP and we know the big men behind them and with time we shall expose them.NPP as a party believes in discipline, and no matter what position one occupies, if you go foul of the party’s rules and regulations, you will be sanctioned, typical examples are suspended National Chairman and the General Secretary of the party, Paul Afoko and Kwabena Agyapong, respectively,” CPC Electoral Area coordinator, Peter Kwabena Asamoah told journalists.
He continued, “I can say all that were said by the aggrieved members are ‘total lies’, especially the unpopularity nature of NAPO. NAPO is not only popular in the constituency, in the Ashanti region, but in Ghana at large, as the Education Minister who has been hailed for successful implementation of the party’s flagship policy Free Senior High School. So this issue is ‘null and void’, they have nothing to say, they are just frustrated and want just to be heard”.
They called on the general public to ignore the malicious, fabricated and fraudulent press statement because most of them have been suspended from the party for indiscipline, aggrieved and want a way to destabilize the peace the constituency is currently enjoying.
Source:Ghana/myxyzonline.com/93.1Mhz/ jonathan Ofori