Thu. Dec 1st, 2022

Some supporters of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Yendi Constituency have expressed anger against the member of parliament, Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama for allegedly attempting to expunge names of perceived supporters of MASLOC boss and replace them with his.

They made the allegations after destroying and burning party paraphernalia belonging to the NPP Yendi Constituency yesterday, March 13, 2022.

“We will continue to resit our MP’s style of leadership in the constituency. Because he does not suffer to build the NPP that is why he is deliberately doing this to make Yendi an eyesore as he promised”, the sources told ghdominancenews.com after the incident.

When asked why the supporters are using violence instead of resorting to legal means to address the concerns, the angry supporters said it was after realizing that the court was delaying, then believed the language the MP understands.

“The party has created additional 37 new polling stations. But the MP has highjacked the made sure all the executives therein are his errand boys. Now some have sent the matter to court, but the court is moving at a camelion pace”, another source said.

The youth claim the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Farouk Aliu Mahama, is trying to stuff the election register in order to get his favorite persons elected.

The party supporters who destroyed sign boards of the MP explained that the register being used for the exercise has unapproved names and individuals captured in it.

They swore to resist any attempts by their leadership to impose their will on the electorates and the party faithful, adding that they have already lost confidence in the leaders.

“We were told on the radio and the constituency secretary met polling station chairmen, secretaries and coordinators and informed them that no existing polling station executive will be removed from the album but today the album that is on social media circulating is reported to have removed about 165 existing polling stations.

“What we realised from the so-called register is that they have put family and friends, husbands and wives and people who do not vote in the various polling stations that they put them as execuitves. We in Yendi cannot be bought by anybody,” they said.

The party supporters who destroyed sign boards of the MP explained that the register being used for the exercise has unapproved names and individuals captured in it.

“We were told on the radio and the constituency secretary met polling station chairmen, secretaries and coordinators and informed them that no existing polling station executive will be removed from the album but today the album that is on social media circulating is reported to have removed about 165 existing polling stations.

“What we realised from the so-called register is that they have put family and friends, husbands and wives and people who do not vote in the various polling stations that they put them as execuitves. We in Yendi cannot be bought by anybody,” they said.

Meanwhile, the youth wing in the Tano North Constituency of the Ahafo Region says they will resist attempts by the MP, Freda Akosua Prempeh, to reverse the election results.

They allege that the MP, on a media tour in Ahafo said she does not recognise the outcome of the elections that elected polling station executives in the constituency, in an exercise chaired by the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Osei Boahen.Gloria Kwartemaa Amponsah addressing the media

At a press conference at Tanoso, spokesperson for the youth, Gloria Kwartemaa Amponsah, said, “in their capacity as members of the party who followed the process from its beginning to the end, the official polling station elections have been held in the Tano North Constituency, and competent executives have been elected.”

“We are not preaching or prophesying doom or calamity to befall the party in Tano North, but if the national body follows the lies being spread around by our MP and take any unpopular decision based on that, then the NEC would have themselves to blame in the aftermath of what happens in the Constituency.”

Although the election of polling station executives comes off soon, some party members have accused their executives of hoarding the forms.

The February incidents include, Kwadaso in the Ashanti Region, where some NPP members locked up the constituency chairman on Saturday.

Similar agitations transpired in the Akuapem South Municipality of the Eastern Region and Ningo-Prampram in the Greater Accra Region.

Manhyia North and Ho Central constituencies have registered some debacles as well.

Currently, some party members in New Juaben North and Sunyani East have petitioned the court to seek an injunction of their respective polling station elections.

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