Residents and electorates of Asante Bekwai constituency have declared intentions of voting in huge numbers against the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Election 2020 if authorities dare impose on them, Mr. Osei Owus( Joe Wise), MP for Asante Bekwai.
The statement emerged with regards to comments made by the first vice chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Hon.F.F Anto on Fox FM in Kumasi, entreating Party Executives in the Ashanti Region to ensure that all the 44 MPs from Ashanti Region go unopposed during the Parliamentary Primaries so as to make 2020 election easy for the party .
According to him they must maintain their seat and help fight for the remaining 3 seat thus Asawasi, Ejura Sekyere Odumase and Sekyere Afram Plains which is currently in the hands of the NDC .
He specifically mentioned that Mr Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, Mp for Suame constituency also, the majority leader in Parliament and Joseph Osei Wusu popularly known as Joe Wise, MP for Bekwai constituency must not be contested base on their vital positions in government.
However, the decisions has triggered a group of party faithfuls and electorates in communities including Sutriso ,Aboaso,Gyasikrom, Asokore,KoniYaw,Edwenase kokotua among others in the Bekwai Constituency to oppose the decision by the NPP gurus.
The electorates demands that Joe Wise should not go unopposed but must be contested in the NPP 2020 parliament primaries.
They said any decision to impose Joe Wise on them is detriment to the NPP party in impending 2020 referendum.
In an interview with Newstimesgh.com, the residents argued that Joe Wise has undoubtedly disappointed them and has failed as an MP.
The MP during campaign time he promised them of good roads, build news school structures, endow them with potable drinking water and many other social infrastructures.
Yet, none of the said promises has been fulfilled.
The constituents subsequently, revealed that the NPP authorities are aware of the abysmal performance of Joe Wise, they know also very well that he may loose his seat in Parliament if he is being contested.
Nevertheless , they are ever ready to vote for any other candidate in 2020 apart from Joe Wise.
“We are sending a word of caution to the party Executive that the presence of our MP Mr Joseph Owusu in the area in 2020 election polls might make the NPP loose a strong seat to the opposition NDC.
And that will affect and as well send it into a ditch in lection 2020″. The statement of the people.
They further indicated”If the executives insist on imposing him on us we the people of Bekwai Constituency will rally against him. We are going to vote massively against him in 2020. So you must allow everyone to contest Joe Wise.You must also organise a free and fair elections during the parliamentary primaries”.
Do the Constituents mean whatsoever they have stated?
Mr. Joe Wise and Patriotic Alliance Movement( PALM) organised a free health Screening and the Registration of Health Insurance last Saturday July 6.
Surprisingly, the organization went in vain as the people refused to participate in the exercise.
The number of people who attended the grounds were nothing to write home about.
Estimably they were not up to 500 comparing it to the various gatherings of the famous NPP in Asante Bekwai where more than 2000 people will troupe in for a gathering.
With much attentive ears, gossips that reached the Newstimesgh reporter suggest that the people do not want Joe Wise any longer.
They are poised to sacrifice him for any other parliamentary candidate being it independent.
Even the Bekwai NPP executives are ready to vote him out.
A close marking on 2 party executives whose names are withheld, after the inspection of the Bekwai Social Centre said, “we will vote him out“.
By: Joe Marfo