- A disappointed aspirant in NPP's parliamentary primaries has gone back to retrieve dozens of bicycles he dished out after losing the contest
- Mr Eric Amankwah Blay sent out masked armed men to recover each of the bicycles he gave out to delegates
- But the NPP General Secretary, John Boadu says if he doesn't return the bicycles he will be axed from the party
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The General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party, NPP, John Boadu has issued a strict warning to Eric Amankwa Blay, an aspirant in the just-ended NPP primaries at Assin North constituency to return bicycles he seized from delegates after losing the election or be dismissed from the party.
Eric Amankwa Blay gifted 250 bicycles to delegates prior to the election in the constituency ostensibly to influence the delegates to vote for him.
However, he secured 44 votes against the incumbent MP Abena Duruwa Mensah who polled 389 votes.
Utterly disappointed Amankwa Blay together with some of his supporters stormed homes of the beneficiary delegates with a Kia Truck to forcibly retrieve the bicycles from them.
But speaking on Accra based Atinka FM Monday, June 22, the General Secretary of the NPP John Boadu described the action of the aspirant as “uncouth” which the party will not tolerate hence ordered him to return the bicycles immediately or risk losing his membership from the party.
“He wants to be exited from the party. Next time he can’t even apply and even attempt to contest in any internal election. Nobody forced him to gift bicycles. Was he expecting everybody to vote for him because of the bicycles, doesn’t it mean if next time someone shares cars he must be voted for? That is not a democracy," he fumed.
Mr. Boadu further instructed Mr. Amankwa Blay to return the bicycles or face the wrath of the party.
Meanwhile, a political scientist and former lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Dr. Amoako Baah has said the majority of the outcome of the primaries was influenced by money and not competence or ability to impact good governance in the country.
Dr Amoako Baah said money has compromised the value of elections in Ghana.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that despite his party’s opposition to the Electoral Commission’s decision to compile a new voters’ register, NDC flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, has urged Ghanaians to be part of the registration exercise.
According to Mr. Mahama, even though his party disagrees with the EC in the compilation of a new register, they will not undermine the country’s democracy in any way.
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