About 200 members and supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Mankarigu in the Daboya-Mankarigu constituency of the Northern region have defected to the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
A leading member of the NDC in Mankarigu and spokesperson for the purported defectors, Asuma Awusi made this known at a mini rally organized in Mankarigu Township to welcome the defectors to the NPP. Mr. Asuma Awusi addressing the gathering mentioned the lack of jobs for the youth in the area, poor road networks, inadequate access to portable drinking water and the economic hardship as part of their reasons to defect to the NPP.
He said the total neglect of the Daboya-Mankarigu constituency is worrying and expressed disgust over the ineptitude of the NDC government to the plight of the constituents in the area.
According to Mr. Asuma Awusi, the entire constituency cannot boast of any good road network which he said retards economic activities. In view of these, he said there was no other option for them than to defect to the “other side of the political divide.”
The Parliamentary candidate for the area, Samuel Tika, appealed to the constituents to give him the opportunity to lead them since the NDC has failed them. He said as an infant constituency they need a person who understands the plight of the people and not people who come to malign the people with material things and abandon them after winning power. He is, however, hope with the support of the constituents; he will transform the constituency by changing the socio-economic status of the people.
Daniel Bugre Naabu, Northern Regional Chairman, flanked, with the Northern Region Communication Director, Mohammed Abdul-Kudus, Deputy Women’s Organizer and some constituency executives, received the defectors on behalf of the party and expressed appreciation to them for the bold decision.
According to the outspoken Northern Regional Chairman, their decision is apt and an indication that Ghanaians are fed up with the NDC since nothing seems to be working in the country.
He, however, likened the John Mahama-led NDC administration to a missing plane whose pilot is could not find hi/her way to the airport. This pilot of the plane, he said will finally land in an ocean by killing all passengers onboard. He asked Ghanaians to be mindful of the NDC and their Machiavellian and capricious tricks to lure them to retain them in power.
He further reminded the people to be mindful of the NDC since they will soon bring money to induce them to vote for them saying “those monies are stolen tax payers monies”.
Mr. Bugre Naabu therefore appealed to the people vote massively for the NPP in the 2016 polls to revive and transform the sinking economy of Ghana.
He said Nana Akufo-Addo is a compassionate person who will never inflict pains on Ghanaians as the John Mahama, and the NDC has done.