Ward Coordinators and Constituency executives in the Manhyia-South branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have in unison rubbished claims that their Member of Parliament, Matthew Opoku-Prempeh’s popularity has waned in the constituency.
According to the group, the MP’s popularity since the introduction of the free Senior High School Education policy by the NPP government has rather shot up making him a household name in the country.
Addressing a press conference late Thursday, the group led by one Peter Kwaku Asamoah, an electoral area coordinator for CPC, a popular community within the constituency downplayed attempts by some disgruntled former constituency members to discredit their choicest legislator.
Mr Asamoah noted that ‘Napo’, as the famous MP is referred to by party faithful has now become the most notable face and a valuable asset of the NPP nationwide.
The CPC coordinator, in a chat with this reporter said those spreading such false rumors about the Manhyia-South MP are only acting in envy.
According to him, after failing to retain their positions as executives from the polling station as well as constituency levels these disgruntled former members have decided to spread bad news about the MP as well as current executives of the constituency.
He disclosed that the former executives were carrying out this negative agenda under the influence of one Richard Owusu, a former Vice-Chair of the constituency.
the CPC coordinator alleged that having been disqualified for carrying out acts of extortion, Richard Owusu has resorted to crude and criminal ways to impugn the image of the MP and current constituency executives.
The CPC coordinator, on behalf of the other executives of the constituency pledged their unalloyed support to Matthew Opoku-Prempeh.
He noted the MP, since his tenure has been supportive and instrumental in taking care of the executives of the constituency.
According to him, though the offices they occupy as party officials are largely for sacrificial purposes the Education Minister has never failed to provide for their upkeep and accommodation.
He, however, challenged any member of the disgruntled group or any member of the NPP branch in the constituency the to pick up nomination forms to contest the incumbent MP when the time is ripe for Parliamentary contests.
This, he noted will help all to see clearly whether the incumbent MP is still popular or not in the constituency.