Fomena MP campaigned against Akufo-Addo in 2020 Elections - NPP Youth Alleges
The youth wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Fomena Constituency has detailed that the Member of Parliament for the area Mr. Andrews Amoako Asiamah campaigned against Akufo-Addo and the NPP in the 2020 general elections
The youth wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Fomena Constituency has detailed that the Member of Parliament for the area Mr. Andrews Amoako Asiamah campaigned against Akufo-Addo and the NPP in the 2020 general elections.
Addressing the press in a news conference at the party office at Fomena, Ahmed Tijani who's the Dompoase education office B polling station organizer said the MP knowing very well he will lose the elections teamed up with the members of the NDC to vote for him and NDC's flag bearer, John Mahama.
The NPP youth alleged that the Fomena lawmaker who doubles as 2nd deputy speaker of parliament deceived the NDC voters that he will join the NDC should he win.
Tijani said this is evident in the number of votes accrued by both the presidential and parliamentary candidates of the NDC.
"We can confidently state that, we did our very best as a party in the constituency level to rescue the seat from the independent candidate just that, the supporters of the independent candidate sensing looming danger of losing the elections connived with the NDC to vote skirt and blouse hoping that the independent candidate would join NDC in parliament should Mahama win.”
"This means that when we were campaigning for the party, they were rather campaigning against the party. The results of the elections confirm that" he said.
In the presidential elections, the flag bearer of the NDC John Mahama polled 6,457 as against president Akufo Addo's 19,224.
In the parliamentary elections, Philip Ofori Asante of the NPP pulled 10,798, Christiana Ama Ranson Barabu of the NDC, 2,608 with Andrews Asiamah Amoako emerging winner with 12,805 votes.
Ahmed Tijani explained that the disparities between the number of votes accrued by the NDC presidential and parliamentary candidates go on to confirm that the Fomena lawmaker Campaigned Against his party.
The Fomena Constituency was the talk of the town in the run-up to the 2020 general elections. Their MP, Andrews Asiamah Amoako was kicked out of parliament after he opted to contest on an independent ticket after he went to parliament on the ticket of the New patriotic party.
He was declared winner in the early hours of 8th December 2020 but the office of the electoral commission at Fomena was set ablaze by people suspected to be sympathizers of the losing Philip Ofori Asante following his declaration.
By: Kofi Wusu BrempongObuasi