About 100 young men and women from Kurodadamu, an area within the Nhyiaeso constituency in the Ashanti Region have announced their defection from the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to the fold of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Members of the group also expressed their willingness to campaign and vote for the NDC’s aspiring parliamentary candidate for Nhyiaeso, Dr Samuel Sarpong in the upcoming polls in December.
Speaking at a public engagement program to announce their decision, Mr Bernard Boateng, group leader of the defected persons indicated their readiness to join the outdoor campaign of the NDC, particularly that of the aspiring NDC MP, Dr Sarpong.
According to him, the present NPP aspiring candidate, Kennedy Kankam had shown little or no regard for them even though the members and the area had faithfully voted for the NPP in previous elections.
At the same forum, some women numbering about 40 expressed their decision to join the Dr Samuel Sarpong campaign team.
According to them, despite their strong support for the NPP and its successive Members of Parliament they have rarely seen development in the area.
For the past eight (8) years, Madam Agnes Frimpomaa, the spokesperson disclosed the area had suffered neglect and their current place of convenience was put up by the benevolence of the Chief Executive of the Despite Group of Companies, Mr Osei Kwame Despite.
The women also claimed some operatives of the NPP recently beat up two men who stayed within their locality just because one of the two had thrown a knock-out around where the NPP flag-bearer was lodging near Cozy Lodge, a popular eatery in Kumasi.
in his response, Dr Samuel Sarpong expressed delight for the show of confidence in him by the two groups.
he, however, pledged to work hard to ensure he wins the upcoming polls so as to be able to bring more development to the Nhyaieso constituency.
He stressed the show of support to him by various groups and people was an indication that people believed in his message and that of the President, John Dramani Mahama.
”For the past six months i have seen about ten groups who have willingly joined my campaign just because they feel I’m a better and competent person to bring development to this elite constituency”, Dr Sarpong noted.