… Over alleged secret meeting
From Samuel Agbewode, Juapong
Some National Democratic Congress (NDC) delegates, in the Asuogyaman Constituency in the Eastern Region, have expressed concern over what they perceive to be deliberate attempts by people with political ambitions to undermine the party’s rules and regulations for their selfish interests.
According to the delegates, some of the party members had started their campaign activities without recourse to the party’s rules and regulations.
The delegates, who spoke to The Chronicle on condition of anonymity, said one Mr. William Buckle, a Customs officer, held a secret meeting with delegates, where he expressed an interest in becoming the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Asuogyaman Constituency.
The delegates further told The Chronicle that apart from breaching party rules, Mr. Buckle was also doing tribal politics, which would not augur well for the party in the constituency.
The delegates continued that Mr. Buckle used the October 17, 2010 meeting to convince them that he was the most qualified person among a particular ethnic group, and pleaded with them to support him, by voting massively for him at the primary.
The delegates said they told Mr. Buckle that he would have no chance to win the primary if other equally qualified candidates decided to contest him.
The delegates alleged that Mr. Buckle gave them GH¢20 after the meeting, as their transportation back to their communities.
They therefore, appealed to the national executives of the NDC to investigate the conduct of Buckle, who wanted to bring the image of the party into disrepute.
When Mr. William Buckle was contacted on his mobile phone, he admitted holding a meeting with delegates, who he described as friends at Juapong, but declined to comment further on the concerns raised by the delegates, insisting that he must see this reporter in person.