Twenty-five key NPP polling station executives in the Awutu Senya west constituency have defected to the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party.
Paa Tawiah, polling station executive member at the Bawjiase presby polling station who spoke as leader of the group said their reason for joining the NDC was to express their displeasure at the actions of the parliamentary candidate and the constituency executive members of the NPP for their lack of respect towards them.
He told the media shortly after they were introduced at an expanded constituency executive meeting of the NDC at Awutu Beraku last Saturday that they were of the opinion that such behavior was going to affect the chances of the NPP in the constituency.
He gave a grave indication that, apart from the executive members, they envisaged a massive exodus of NPP members to the NDC from all the polling stations.
Tawiah called on the electorates in the constituency to retain Hannah Tetteh, the parliamentarian for the area and minister for foreign affairs and regional integration so as to shift away from the constituency tagged as a one-term seat where MPs in the area were changed every four years.
He said such measures hindered progress in the area as elected parliamentarians are not able to build upon projects they had started.
Allotey Jacobs, the Central Regional chairman of the NDC who swore them into the party said the defection of the NPP top executives to the NDC was a good omen for his party in their quest to retain power in the November polls.