Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong has blown the cover of Bono Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwame Baffoe alias Abronye DC’s plot to oust the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for Dormaa West Ali Maiga Halidu.
Mr Agyapong speaking on NET 2 Television, wondered why Abronye DC who is his boy, openly declared his support for an opposing candidate seeking to unseat the incumbent in variance with the rules and regulations of the party bothering on internal elections.
The NPP firebrand who had earlier kicked against attempts by some executives of the party to prevent prospective candidates from contesting seating MPs in some constituencies in the Ashanti Region, wondered why that should be the order of the day when the ruling party prides itself as pacesetters in democracy.
According to him, the party needs a succession plan and therefore preventing people from contesting incumbent lawmakers will not augur well for the party.
But in the case of Abronye DC said to be rooting for one Ransford Amponsah he said “ Abronye’s mouth is poison like mine. Instead of openly taking someone to Dormaa West to contest, the best was to talk to the person in secret…finish you don’t even have to open your mouth…call him to the house and let the elders speak for him and it will be carried across. He is rushing but as for me I would not lead such a mission”
Meanwhile, some members of the NPP in the Dormaa Constituency are up in arms against the Regional Chairman they accused of fueling a personal agenda against the NPP warning it could cost the party if care is not taken.
“If Abronye feels he has his personal problem with the MP but not NPP, by bringing a candidate to contest him , he is not doing the party any good but trying to snatch the seat back to the NDC”, a constituency executive who spoke to MyNewsGh.com revealed.
The NPP has never won the Dormaa West seat even when it was part of Dormaa Central Constituency
In 2012, Hon. Ali Maiga contested the parliamentary seat and lost to his NDC opponent by 1834 votes.
In 2016 he contested again and won by 291 votes
Then candidate Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo however lost to former president John Dramani Mahama in the presidential though appreciating in votes compared to previous polls.
There are high hopes among the NDC they will reclaim the seat if the internal wrangling within the NPP persists.