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Politics of Sunday, 3 February 2019

Source: Erskine Nuku

Mass defection hits NPP as Go4JM campaign tour lands in the Akatsi North Constituency

Scores of well-known NPP supporters in the Akatsi North Constituency of the Volta Region has defected to the main opposition party NDC in the Akatsi North Constituency of the Volta Region in protest of what they think is an inhuman treatment by their own ruling party, the NPP.

The supporters were rather seen happier when they mounted the stage and took off their Nana Addo branded T-shirts, threw it flying to the ground and happily changed to the Go4JM branded T-Shirt at Ave Dakpa, the capital of Akatsi North District during the tour of Former President John Mahama in the Volta Region on Thursday.

According to some of the defected, they complained that the party is doing little as expected in the Constituency. They also blamed the Constituency Executives whom they described as “selfish”, “evil” and egoistic. They continued that, the worst of all is the Constituency chairman who is even at loggerheads with majority of party members. For the DCE, they lamented having help him to that position because he does not return their calls again neither will he even wave them when he is driving around. They boasted that, the NPP cannot even boast of one major developmental project in the Constituency as the Constituency grows to worse with bad roads, hard economic times, higher level of unemployment, poor sanitation and many more.

The leader of the defected, one Vincent from Ave Xevi in his speech to the mammoth crowd lamented how his wife was sacked from office by his own party he has fought for throughout opposition to government. “I have even regretted voting for the party all my life, it will not happen to me again; not my family!

Patrick Ahiabu,The Communication Director of the NDC in the Akatsi North who doubled as the Presiding Member of Akatsi North District Assembly asked the NDC supporters to love and accommodate more of the NPP supporters who will be defecting soon to join the opposition party in the Akatsi North Constituency.

He said more of the NPP supporters have hinted him of crossing carpets soon. “Some of the NPP supporters are now running to the MP, Hon. Peter Nortsu Kotoe for scholarships to further their educations because they are neglected after all their struggles. But we in the NDC, we shall accommodate and support them. Our doors are open to all of them and I know in 2020, Akatsi North Constituency will surely record 100% votes for NDC.”

He concluded.

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