The Atwima-Mponua parliamentary candidate for the National Democratic Party (NDP), Mr Bright Asiamah has revealed that his party is being bankrolled by the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Announcing his defection to the fold of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) last Sunday at a press conference in Kumasi, Mr Asiamah alleged that the NPP is using the former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings as a decoy to cause disaffection against the ruling party.
‘’ Every activity including the day to day running of the NDP is being financed by the opposition NPP and it has become clear that the first lady was using us as agents of confusion against the NDC’’, Mr Asiamah slammed.
He claimed the party was being remote controlled by the leadership of the NPP, adding the former first lady was bent on doing the bidding of Nana Addo.
REASONS FOR DEFECTION:
Adducing reasons for his defection, Mr Asiamah stressed he could not continue to be hoodwinked by the first lady to do the bidding of an opposition party who was divisive in character and attitude.
‘’ I could not bear the thought of being coerced into helping the arrogant and non-performing incumbent Member of Parliament, Hon Isaac Asiamah who is desperately seeking to extend his grip on the Atwima-Mponua parliamentary seat’’, the former NDP candidate posited.
The former MP aspirant said, ‘my decision to come back to the NDC was therefore an easy one since the ruling party presented to me all I wished to see in a proper political party’.
Mr Asiamah stressed, ‘the NDC was a more welcoming party than all others and therefore I saw it natural to return to where I belonged’.
Welcoming the NDP former aspiring MP to the NDC, Mr Andy Osei Okrah the Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister and campaign coordinator for Ashanti expressed delight at the decision by the candidate, insisting it is a wise one.
According to him, ‘having moved from the NDC originally it was just natural that just like the prodigal son those who left the ruling party comes back to the family where they would be best welcomed’.
Mr Okrah promised the former aspirant every needed support so as to make the return a smooth and welcoming one.
He urged the over 100 supporters who accompanied the former candidate to feel free and work to ensure the president, John Mahama and the NDC are returned into government to serve a second term in office.