Some delegates in the Lower West Akyem Constituency of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) have issued a stern warning to the General Secretary of the party, Mr. John Boadu, to stay away from the Saturday Parliamentary primaries.
According to a section of the delegates who spoke to this portal, the General Secretary instead of being neutral, has allegedly taken it upon himself to campaign for one of the delegates in the upcoming primaries.
They said candidate, Gifty Klenam has been in Parliament for two terms and is seeking a comeback for the third time.
According to some of the delegates, she is using the National Headquarters for her bidding, which they insist disadvantages other contestants.
“Madam Klenam was an MP for two terms, the only person who had two terms, but we have nothing to show. Moreover when the NPP took power, our President, Akufo-Addo never disappointed us at Lower West Akyem.
“He appointed Madam Klenam as the Chief Executive Officer at the Ghana Export Promotion Council (GEPC) but she disappointed the President and disgraced the Constituency.”
She was cited in the Auditor General’s report of 2017 for misappropriation and non accounting of monies, which she claimed to have shared to some Committee Members in Parliament.” They claimed.
The delegates alleged that even after numerous allegations were leveled against Gifty Klenam and was asked to step aside, she had wanted to ‘fight’ the same authority that put her there.”
“So why is the General Secretary, John Boadu supporting or trying to impose such a person on us,” they queried?
“We are telling John Boadu to be neutral in this and stop what he is doing, ” they warned.
Some of the delegates also said Gifty Klenam performed poorly as an MP, but was voted for twice.
“We are looking for somebody who our opponents the NDC will not get anything negative against in the 2020 general election.”
“If she is clean and the NDC have nothing against her, why would someone go and campaign for her,” they asked?