The Upper East Regional Communication Officer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Peter Ayinbisa, has rubbished claims that the New Patriotic Party superdelegates were intimidated and coerced to vote in favour of the vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
According to him, “there is no intimidation whatsoever. When Alan called delegates from the Upper East Region to meet them in the northern region, was any delegate prevented from going to meet him, and when he met other delegates in the northern region, was anybody prevented from meeting him? So where is the intimidation?”
“If I have 17 polling stations conducting elections and only one polling station records some sort of argument, does that amount to intimidation? The party has said that the incident in the North East Region is a criminal matter, and the police must investigate and prosecute the culprits,” he stressed.
The regional communication officer noted that Mr. Kyeremantang had the benefit of enjoying the so-called establishment in 2007.
“Were we not in here in 2007 and saw what happened? In 2007, we went to Legon to elect our leader; there were 17 aspirants, and President Kufour was the president, and everything pointed to the fact that the establishment was supporting Alan Kyeremateng, no doubt about that.
Everything pointed to the fact that President Kufour was supporting Alan. As a beneficiary, he enjoyed everything about it, but no one is making reference to what happened in 2007. Some appointees, including DCEs in the Upper East Region, were sacked because they were supporting Akufo Addo,” he recounted.
Mr. Ayinbisa noted that the tables have turned. As it appears the majority of the people who are government appointees are supporting the vice president, then hell must break loose, and it is not tit for tat because in politics, when there is an incumbency, then there is always an advantage“.
According to him, no single individual is bigger than the party, adding that the party went into the 2016 election without a chairman or secretary and still won the election.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Gilbert Azeem Tiroog|Ghana