Nana Addo’s posters scares Victor Smith
From Isaac Akwetey-Okunor, New-Tafo
Drama ensued last Friday at Kukurantumi in the Eastern Region when the Regional Minister, Emmanuel Victor Smith declined to enter his family house because posters of the flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo have been pasted on the building.
Information gathered by The Chronicle indicates that no amount of pressure and persuasion by some of the family members would convince the Regional Minister to change his decision not to enter the house.
This reporter was told that as part of activities marking the celebration of the Founder’s Day, the Minister, who is also the National Democratic Congress Parliamentary Candidate (PC) for the Abuakwa North Constituency, decided to put the visit on hold, because of Nana Addo’s posters.
A family member who granted an interview with this paper, on condition of anonymity, said the former Special Aide to the Rawlingses and Ambassador to the Czech Republic felt betrayed by his own people.
The disturbed Abuakwa North PC later continued with his house to house campaign within the constituency.
Confirming the visit to the family house last Friday, a Special Aide to the Minister, Mr. Mackintosh Asemang Adu said the as part of activities marking the holiday, Victor Smith decided to visit the family house.
But he was quick to refute the report that his boss declined to enter his own family house because of Akufo-Addo’s posters.
According to him, Ambassador Smith is an astute and matured politician who did not consider and think about cheap politics, adding “why should Ambassador Smith abandon his family house because of Akufo-Addo’s posters? In any case is Ambassador contesting Akufo-Addo”?
He continued that the potential victory fever of the regional minister has sent shivers down the spine of the opposition NPP, hence they were doing everything possible to create stories within the constituency to tarnish the image of the Minister.
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