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General News of Thursday, 26 November 2015

Source: Kasapa FM

Appoh playing mischief with votes buying comment – Ephson


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Pollster, Ben Ephson has lashed out on the former Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Rachel Appoh describing her as one that lacks maturity in politics.

Mr. Ephson criticising Appoh for her recent claim of votes buying in her constituency during the ruling National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) Presidential and parliamentary primary stated that it was clear that she intended to play mischief with such ‘low punch’ allegations.

For him, the incumbent Member of Parliament for the Gomoa Central constituency point of roping in the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty(LEAP) as one of the reasons for the constituents reluctance in endorsing Mahama was an unconvincing statement from the lady politician.

“It is clear she was trying to play mischief-what proof does she have in this, and why was she even begging people to forgive her?” Ephson questioned in an interview with Fiifi Banson on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.3 FM.

According to him, the MP should have resorted to using party structures to resolve her grievances in elections than to make public statement in reference to the electoral issues.

He’s asked for her to be probed on several issues that she raised in her confessions.

The former Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection on the eve of the NDC primaries raised suspicions of manipulation in the electoral process in her constituency to favour her political opponents.

This, she believes, were schemes by her detractors to cause her downfall in politics.

She, for instance, cited a case where she had to dole out monies to pay electorates before managing to reduce the dissenting votes of NO against President John Dramani Mahama. Her constituents, she added, were generally peeved with the fact that they’ve been denied their share of the national cake in the area for far too long.

Despite the district placing second in the national poverty index, Appoh decried the fact that she’s had to virtually beg for the constituency to be noticed. A case in point she says is the exclusion of the constituency from the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme.

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