By: Voltaonlinegh.com |
Scores of well-known New Patriotic Party, (NPP) supporters in the Akatsi North Constituency of the Volta Region have defected to the main opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) in protest of what they think is an inhuman treatment by their own ruling party, the NPP.
The supporters were rather seen happier when they mounted the stage and took off their Nana Addo branded T-shirts, threw them flying to the ground and happily changed to the Go4JM branded T-Shirts at Ave Dakpa, the capital of Akatsi North District during the tour of former President John Mahama in the Volta Region on Thursday.
According to some of the defected, they complained that the party was doing little as expected in the constituency. They also blamed the constituency executives whom they described as “selfish”, “evil” and “egoistic”.
They continued that, the worst of all was the Constituency Chairman who is even at loggerheads with majority of party members.
For the District Chief Executive, Dr Prince Sodoke Amuzu, they lamented having helped him to that position but he presently does not return their calls neither will he even wave at them when driving around.
They complained that the NPP could not boast of one major developmental project in the constituency with issues of roads, economy, employment, sanitation and many more getting worse in the constituency.
The leader of the defected, one Vincent from Ave Xevi in his speech to the mammoth crowd, lamented how his wife was sacked from office by his own party he had fought for throughout opposition to government.
“I have even regretted voting for the party all my life, it will not happen to me again; not my family.
Akatsi North Communication Director of the NDC, Patrick Ahiabu, who is also the Presiding Member of Akatsi North District Assembly asked the NDC supporters to love and accommodate more of the NPP supporters who would be defecting soon to join the opposition party in the constituency.
He said more of the NPP supporters have alerted him of crossing carpets soon.
“Some of the NPP supporters are now running to the Member of Parliament, Hon. Peter Nortsu Kotoe for scholarships to further their educations because they are neglected after all their struggles. But we in the NDC, we shall accommodate and support them. Our doors are open to all of them and I know in 2020, Akatsi North Constituency will surely record 100% votes for NDC.”