Reports do indicate that about 200 members and die hard fans of the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Daboya-Mankarigu constituency of the Northern region have denounced their party to join the opposition New Patriotic Party.
Spokesperson of the NDC defectors who also doubles as the leading member of the NDC in the constituency, Asuma Awusi made this known at a mini rally organized in Mankarigu Township to welcome the defectors to the NPP.
Addressing the gathering following their decision, Asuma Awusi revealed that the main move was due to the lack of jobs for the youths in the area not forgetting the prevailing economic hardships. He said the total neglect of the Daboya-Mankarigu constituency is worrying and expressed disgust over the ineptitude of the NDC government to the plight of the constituents in the area.
Meanwhile officials of the National Democratic Congress are yet to come out to address the situation as the development is likely to affect the NDC ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections of November 2016.