The forthcoming parliamentary primaries arguably happens to be the ‘Cocoa season’ for delegates in the Tafo-Pankrono constituency of the Ashanti Region as they have been promised a mouth-watering GHC10, 000 each to vote in favour of a particular candidate.
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The delegates have each been promised GHC10, 000 by officials of National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP) as reward packages to vote for a particular Nana Pong.
This was disclosed by Joseph Oppong Brenya, Communications Director at a meeting held with all 650 delegates in WAZAMBE on Saturday February 8, 2020 to introduce the said Nana Pong.
He indicated that the NEIP programme has a mandate to the foot soldiers of the party and will ensure that each delegate smiles to the bank even before the elections in April.
According to some of the delegates who spoke to MyNewsGh.com after the meeting and played back a recording of proceedings, Joseph Oppong Brenya mentioned that delegates will not have to repay the said monies given to them by the scheme because it’s the government’s way of appreciating them for supporting and voting for Nana Pong to become Member of Parliament for Tafo Pankrono Constituency.
“We met with Joseph Oppong Brenya who is an official of NEIP. At the meeting, he introduced us to a candidate. He told us that we will be given 10,000 cedis each if we vote for Nana Pong who has the backing of the powers that be. He said it was a package from the NEIP for agreeing to vote for that Nana Pong.”
The Tafo-Pankrono Constituency is another centre of attraction in the April 25, Parliamentary Primaries in the Ashanti Region as many candidates are rushing to succeed the incumbent.
The incumbent Member of Parliament(MP) for the constituency, Dr Anthony Akoto Osei announced that he will not be vying for the position when the party goes to the polls in April.
His retirement from Parliament has paved the way for other young and energetic people to join the race.