It seems cool heads have still not prevailed within the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Adansi Asokwa constituency of the Ashanti Region after its parliamentary primary.
The constituency secretary Alex Aboagye, has disclosed that he has picked nomination forms from the offices of the Electoral Commission (EC) for Richard Oduro Anokye to contest the parliamentary in the area at December 7 polls as an independent candidate.
Mr. Aboagye revealed that his preferred candidate is seriously lacing his boots to face off with the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) K.T Hammond and has therefore damned any punitive action the national hierarchy of the party may apply against him for his open endorsement.
He stated that his decision is borne out of personal principles against party regulations.
“Kwame, I hate lies and so as am talking to you now, I am at the offices of the Electoral Commission to pick nomination forms for Oduro Anokye and I don’t about the consequences.”
“They can decide to suspend me or throw me out of the party and I care not…until they are willing to allow fairness and objectivity to prevail, I won’t follow them,” he added.
However Deputy Regional Youth Organiser of the party, Nelson Owusu Ansah says the constituency secretary should “consider himself suspended from the party as a member.”
“I mean it’s clear and he himself has acknowledged the implication and so the party structures will deal with him appropriately.”He told Kwame Adinkra on Abusua Nkomo
Richard Oduro Anokye who was disqualified prior to the constituency primary in the area without a reason, had declared his intention to contest the 2016 parliamentary election in the Adansi Asokwa constituency in the Ashanti Region
But on on Abusua fm’s morning show dubbed Abusua Nkomo, the embittered parliamentary aspirant said when elections were postponed in the constituency; some executives held a meeting and called for nomination of a fresh parliamentary candidate to challenge incumbent KT Hammond or possible acclamation of the incumbent.
Anokye says he protested against the possible acclamation when he heard about it, possibly angering the executives, who have since disqualified him.
He has therefore given the leaders of the party up to the end of the month to rescind their decision or he will be forced to go independent.