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NPP Polls: Delegates heavily influenced with money – Sir John

Former General Secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, has slammed delegates in the just ended parliamentary primaries who allowed their decisions to be influenced by money.

According to him, several candidates who were elected to represent the party in the 2016 elections are likely to lose their seats due to their lack of experience.

Sir John speaking to Fiifi Banson on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.3FM also questioned the marketability of the 22-year-old parliamentary candidate of the Party for the Kwabre East Constituency, Francisca Oteng-Mensah.

Sir John alleged that delegates who voted for Oteng-Mensah and a host of others were largely influenced by money.

“Several of the delegates were influenced by money,” Sir John said adding “this could be a problem for the party”.

Oteng-Mensah won Saturday’s elections with some 331 votes, beating the incumbent MP Kofi Frempong who had 189 votes.
He, however, stated that the young lady is novice in politics would have to be trained to survive in the tough political terrain.

“We will have to train her. She is a novice. We will have to help her even in terms of taking her round to the chiefs and opinion leaders and all that.”

Sir John also cautioned delegates to desist from the habit of allowing themselves to be influenced with money before they make their choices.

Source: Ghana/

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