- 850 members of the opposition NDC in seven communities at Tozekope Electoral Area in the Sene East Constituency of the Bono East Region have defected to NPP
- The defected members said they had not seen any change in their lives since they started voting for NDC
- Spokesperson of the group said their decision was as a result of the things they were lacking
Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that more than 850 members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in seven communities at Tozekope Electoral Area in the Sene East Constituency of the Bono East Region have defected to the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Leading member of the party, Nana Nartey Peter, who spoke for the defectors, said members had not seen any change in their lives since they started voting for NDC
Speaking at a mini-rally at Tozekope during the Yuletide, Nana Nartey said the communities had never benefited from the party in terms of jobs for the youth, good roads, potable water and economic improvement, for which reason they have decided to join the NPP.
The NPP parliamentary candidate for the constituency, Nicholas Betigan, appealed to residents to give him the opportunity to lead them and transform the area for better economic development since the NDC had failed them woefully.
According to him, the Sene East Constituency needs somebody like him who understands and knows their issues so that he can make them known in Parliament for government to address them, adding that the NDC had deceived them for far too long. He cautioned them not to allow the NDC to deceive them to rescind their decision of joining the NPP.
On behalf of the NPP, the Constituency Chairman of the party, Ibrahim, Udonyi, supported by the DCE for the area, Mbanyer Kwadwo Abraham, among other executives, received the defectors and thanked them for their bold decision, saying they would never live to regret it.
In other news, the flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has wished Ghanaians a happy New Year and urged them to keep hope alive in 2020.
The former president in his New Year message also urged President Nana Akufo-Addo to ensure peace and violence-free elections 2020.
He opined, that he will continue to campaign for peace and urged Akufo-Addo to also do and ensure same in the election year.
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