Defeated Member of Parliament (MP) for Tempane Constituency, Joseph Dindiok kpemka, has said he was in the lead to retaining the Tempane seat in the 2020 polls until a week to the elections when things turn against him.
Speaking in an interview on A1 Radio, he said “I was winning the election until a week to elections. Three things played against me and they are all false. Tribal politics, propaganda on chieftaincy which is very unfortunate and other propaganda things which I had no answers to.”
Mr. Kpemka maintained that no sitting MP in the Upper East Region has frequented his constituency to interact with the people as much as he did; thereby, debunking claims that he failed to retain his seat because he had lost touch with the constituents.
Touting his achievements as MP for the area, he mentioned his role in getting all qualified teachers in the constituency to be employed by the Ghana Education Service (GES) under the limited recruitment intervention.
In addition, the Deputy Attorney General said he lobbied for MASLOC laons for many of his constituents; organized free extra classes for all senior high school students as well as free exercise books for Junior High school students amongst other things.
He restated that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has performed creditably well in the Tempane constituency to merit him another term in office but the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) used what he described as propaganda to woo the electorate to vote against him.
Going forward, Mr. Kpemka admonished residents of the Upper East Region to always cast their votes based on developments; rather than tribal and chieftaincy issues which according to him will not inure to the benefit of the people.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHZ| Samuel Katomse|Ghana