NPP secretly campaign in new constituencies -Yammin
Contrary to its position against the creation of the proposed new 45 constituencies, the opposition New Patriotic Party (NNP) has begun campaigning at one of the constituencies in the Ashanti Region.
The Ashanti Regional Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Joseph Yammin has exposed the NPP with an evidence of electoral materials suggesting the party is contesting at Sekyere Afram Plains in the Ashanti Region.
According to the NDC Secretary, the NPP has appointed one Samuel K. Amponsah as its candidate in the Constituency and currently has his posters pasted all over the area.
He disclosed that some of the posters that have Mr. Amponsah’s photographs also bear pictures of the Flagbearer of the NPP, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo.
The NDC regional scribe further revealed that initially when they received the information they did not trust it until party activist confirmed it as the truth and produced evidence in posters with pictures of the NPP Parliamentary Aspirant for the constituency.
Mr. Yammin told The Chronicle that they in the NDC were not worried about the secret campaign, but NPP should be bold enough to come out and tell Ghanaians that they were going to contest for the 45 constituencies, than hiding behind shadows to campaign.
He also said, legally, NPP has not done anything wrong for embarking on campaign in the constituencies, but morally they are wrong, because they had already told Ghanaians that they would not support the creation of the new constituencies.
In responding to the allegations, the NPP Ashanti Regional Secretary, Mr. Samuel Payne said his outfit was not aware of anyone campaigning in the proposed constituencies.
According to him, as far as, the regional secretariat of the NPP is concerned no one was appointed as their candidate to contest in those areas.
He, therefore, assured that since his attention has been drawn to the issue the party would investigate the matter, saying “the party’s position is that they would not contest for something which is illegal”.
He, however, said if the Supreme Court and parliament okay the creation of the 45 constituencies they would contest for them. Mr. Pyne stated that if anyone is campaigning in these areas, then the person is impersonating.
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