Posted: Monday 1st September 2014 at 9:06 am

‘Asabee’s jollof can’t change our votes’

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The New Patriotic Party delegates, who took part in the special delegates’ con­gress of the party in the Volta region, failed to vote massively for Stephen Asamoah Boateng, popular­ly called Asabee after his agents offered them food at last Sunday’s Super Delegates Congress of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

They referred to Asabee as a “take-away president”.

The food packs were branded in NPP colours with the picture of the Asamoah Boateng embossed on them.

The food packs also had the inscription ‘Vote Asamoah Boateng, Number two (2).’

The move, lauded by some observers was not enough to secure votes for him as he managed to secure only one vote out of 51 votes.

Nana Addo had 28 votes as against Alan’s 14 votes, while for­mer Attorney General Joe Ghartey and Addai Nimo had one vote each.

Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku and Kofi Osei Ameyaw polled two and four votes respectively.

Anthony Oppong, Deputy Volta Regional Director of the Electoral Commission (EC), who presided over the exercise, said due to a court injunction placed on the executives of both the Ho central and South Tongu constituencies, their chair­men could not participate in the

Two other delegates had trans­ferred their votes to Accra, with one absentee.

Some delegates, in an interview with DAILY GUIDE, said “although Asabee is a good fellow [but] it is not his time to lead the party and he needs more training and preparation for the future.

“This is the time of Nana Addo and all should rally behind him in the upcoming delegates’ congress on 18th October.”

Stephen Asamoah Boateng also known as ‘Asa B’ had cast himself as biblical David ready to slug it out with Goliath.

Picking up nomination forms, Stephen’ Ghana’s self-acclaimed David outlined three challenges David faced in pulling off a life-changing victory over the nine-foot giant.

He said David faced the condescending stares of his elder brothers, the skepticism of King Saul and who “thought David was a joke”.

“And the joke turned on Goliath himself”, he retold.

He also saw signs of victory by examining his name. Stephen Asamoah Boateng is three blocs of seven letter words. He claimed it had biblical significance.

But with the results of the Super Delegates Congress, this ‘David’ has succumbed to ‘Goliath’

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