William Quaitoo (2nd left) and some constituency executives
SOME serial callers of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Akyem Oda constituency of the Eastern Region have defected to the opposition New Patriotic Party, DAILY GUIDE has gathered.
The group, mostly youth numbering about 21, was unveiled by the constituency youth organiser of the NPP, Mr Aaron Donkoh, during a mini rally held at Akyem Oda Old Town after the party faithful had embarked on what they called “New Year Jogging” on Sunday morning.
This is coming at the time the NDC has launched an Agenda 50/50 in the Eastern Region seeking to get not less than 50% of the total votes that will be cast in the region during this year’s general elections.
Speaking at the rally, the leader of the group, Mr Daniel Bosompem, popularly known in the area as Ebo, said having tried the NDC for eight years, it is important to give the NPP under Nana Akufo-Addo the opportunity to also come and help Ghana.
He added that their decision to leave the NDC stemmed from the wanton dissipation of state resources and the incompetence of the Mahama-led NDC administration.
“After eight years in government, the NDC has shown that it has nothing good for Ghana and that is why we have decided to leave the party. By leaving the party, we have also decided to stop talking on radio for the party and to stop doing anything for the party.
“All our efforts shall henceforth be used in garnering votes for Nana Akufo-Addo and Hon Quaittoo in the constituency,” he said.
Several bigwigs including constituency officers and the Member of Parliament, Hon William Agyapong Quaittoo, addressed the gathering.
The MP told the people that the NPP shall hold the event on the last Sunday of every month until the November 7 elections.
Hundreds of people joined in the jogging which lasted for about three and half hours.
BY Daniel Bampoe