Confusion hits MP, DCE for Asante Akyem North as plans to use Assembly funds for NPP elections fall flat

The attempt by the incumbent Member of Parliament of Asante Akyem North to use crude means to get his favourites as constituency executives has blown up in his face.

This follows the alleged refusal by the District Chief Executive to use assembly funds to pay party delegates at upcoming constituency elections in the area.

One Kwaku Atta, a confidante of the MP, Andy Appiah Kubi according to a source is livid that the DCE has failed them when they needed his help.

The DCE however remains adamant to use state resources to fund party activities, our source revealed.

Speaking to this reporter this morning, one Gyimah Alfred, a member of the Asante Akyem NPP confirmed the DCE’s refusal to heed to the call by the MP.

According to Mr Gyimah, the DCE cannot understand why an internal election should require the use of assembly funds.

The Asante Akyem district, does not have enough funds to carry out its development programs.

Mr Gyimah said the MP is determined to use every means to get his favourites as constituency executives due to the fear that he might lose the next primaries of the party having performed abysmally so far.

The Asante Akyem North constituency is an NPP stronghold.

In 2012, Kwadwo Baah Agyemang, a youthful former MP represented them in Parliament.

He however lost the right to represent them again in the 2016 elections due to an acrimonious campaign and primaries in the area.

Having won the mandate as NPP representative and subsequently the parliamentary elections in 2016, Andy Appiah Kubi now steers the constituency as MP.

However, there seems to be some disenchantment about his conduct among the residents of the area with some vowing to reject him at the next polls.

Exclusive information available to this reporter indicates a fierce rift between the MP and the DCE due to the latter’s refusal to heed to calls by the MP to disqualify one aspiring constituency chairman, one Mr Asadu of Asadu Royal Limited following a petition that was brought against his candidature during the recent vetting exercise in the area.

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