The upcoming Parliamentary Primaries of the New Patriotic Party has come with its attendant tricks and fears.
One of the constituencies where these skirmishes seem to be occurring in several angles is the Nsuta Kwamang Beposo constituency where delegates took what they now refer to, as ‘wrong lorry fare’.
Some delegates who spoke to the New Trust Newspaper said they were invited by Adelaide Yaa Agyeiwaa Ntim whom they thought was fair minded but later realized she was into Juju and hence do not want anything to do with her.
They said she had invited a ‘powerful chief’ from Kumasi who tried convincing them to vote for Madam Adelaide.
After they finished the meeting they were given GHC 1,000, a mobile phone and GTP Cloth each to as lorry fare but did not know it was coming with a condition: ‘swear with Antoa Nyamaa that you will vote for Adam Adelaide.
Mr. Osei Yaw,one of the delegates who was bold to refuse the money saying he was not ready to swear by deity told this medium,’ I am an honest man and cannot be forced to make decisions”.
Another delegates by Name David has also confirmed the incident to Ashh 101.1 FM, a local based radio station.
Meanwhile, Madam Adelaide Yaa Agyeiwaa Ntim has boldly confessed on Ashh Fm 101.1 fm , a local based radio station that after meeting some delegates at her house at Nsuta ,the constituency and district capital to appeal to them to vote for her, each delegate was given One Thousand Ghana cedis .
She has even vowed to pay more if other aspirants should pay what she has so far paid.Though, she debunked claim of making the delegates to curse themselves with Antoa Nyamaa deity.
”Before the meeting, my opponents have be going round telling the delegates that I’m a burger so if I offer them money ,they should take and vote against me but I also have my own strategy so they can’t come and take my money for nothing”. I am fully determined to pay whatever money to win the seat “, she told the host of Ash fm.
In a related development, Wofa Anokye, an Assembly member for Kwamang who is also a member of Madam Ntim’s campaign also confirmed on Fox 97.9 fm, “Yes, each delegate who came there was given something as transportation but decline to mention the amount.
Even though, the host, Kwaku Kyerematen Nkansah kept on mentioning Ghc1,000 but Wofa Anokye refused to disclose the amount and added that if it gets to a point to disclose the amount they will do it with explanation.
He also confirmed assertion by one delegate who decided not to disclose his name on air accusation that Nana Nkansah Boadu, Agric Nzemahene was at the meeting.
”Yes,Nana Nksanah Boadu came to the woman (Adelaide Yaa Agyeiwaa Ntim) and I was also there.
Wofa Anokye didn’t mentioned exactly what Nana Nkansah Boadu came there to do to the host of the show.
Adding that Kwabena Amoako,a delegate at Kwamang came to meet him there as well.I know him, Kwabena Amoako he doesn’t even know his polling station number and these are some of the polling officers at the constituency.
“A whole polling station organizer who doesn’t know his polling station number. Let me tell you that, no matter what Madam Adelaide will continue to meet the delegates at her house and we shall by all means unseat the incumbent MP”, he vowed.
Other delegates have also accused Nana Nkansah Boadu, Agric Nzemahene who doubles as the Ashanti regional Disciplinary Committee chairman for supervising the meeting.
Apart from Agric Nzemahene, the angry delegates also mentioned the Name of Wofa Anokye, the Assembly member for Kwamang,one Bona, also an Assembly member in the area that they were also present at the said meeting.
The angry NPP delegates especially those who are being haunted by the alleged curses and vowed to return the items said after a second taught they realized that, their lives are more precious than money and other materials.
One delegate said “unfortunately, this is a candidate who is yet to even renounce her US dual nationality and what special interest do a whole Chief and Regional Disciplinary Committee Chairman have in Nsuta Kwamang Beposo seat?
Why should he abandoned his daughter’s constituency (Afigya Sekyere East constituency) and intrude in another constituency after protecting his daughter to go unopposed attempting to decide who leads people of Nsuta Kwamang Beposo as MP?
The furious NPP delegates and supporters are therefore calling on the leadership of the Party from regional executives and National executives to probe the matter and call Nana Nkansah Boadu to order immediately.
Others are also demanding his immediate dismissal at the Regional Disciplinary committee Chairman who has thrown party discipline to the dogs if the allegation is proven to be true.
Attempts to get Nana Nkansah Boadu to comment on the allegation proved unsuccessful both by Fox FM as indicated by the host of the program. As at press time, all attempts to get Agric Nzemahene personally to comment on the issue was unsuccessful.Stay tuned for further development.Story by a political desk report