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Politics of Saturday, 28 November 2015

Source: adomonline

I lost to monecracy in NDC – Ashaiman MP

The defeated National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Ashaiman, Alfred Kwame Agbesi has blamed his defeat in the party’s parliamentary primaries on what he described as “monecracy in the party’’.

According to him, delegates voted massively against him because he failed to dole our monies to them.

Alfred Agbesi, who also doubled as Deputy Majority Leader in Parliament, was one of the big name causalities in the just ended NDC primaries losing convincingly to the 35-year-old Ernest Norgbey.

The Ashaiman MP who was seeking a fourth term bid in Parliament only managed to poll 1,745 votes, with the winner, Ernest Norgbey polling a whopping 5, 171 votes.

Speaking with Adom News, Alfred Kwame Agbesi said he was not surprised at his loss since his opponent shared monies to delegates to influence their vote

“The lack of money and goodies to give to the people accounted for the lost” he bemoaned.

He also blamed his constituency chairman and other executives of his area of masterminding his defeat by supporting his opponent, Ernest Norgbey

“My executives openly campaigned against me because they claim I was not in good terms with them” he bemoaned.

Alfred Agbesi warned of dire consequences in the party if the executives don’t address the monecracy crippling into its internal elections.

In a rebuttal, Chairman of the Ashaiman constituency, Sadad Jallo described the allegation of the MP as palpable false.

He explained that Alfred Agbesi sensing his defeat begun sharing clothes, mobile phones and other goodies to delegates for vote.

Sadad Jallo stated that in spite of all this the delegates still voted against the incumbent MP whom he claim did nothing for the constituency.