Michael Allotey addressing the news conference with some party supporters around him
Some supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Tema West Constituency have appealed to the leadership of the party to call the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Irene Naa Torshie Addo to order.
According to them, the MP is planning to launch a campaign to promote the flagbearer of the party and ensure the parliamentary candidate Calros Kingsley Ahenkorah loses the 2016 parliamentary election.
They alleged that Hon. Naa Torshie met some party faithful in the constituency to declare her intention to brand some pick-ups and T-shits with ‘Nana Raw’ inscriptions to promote the presidential candidate of the NPP, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The supporters said the party in the constituency was not ready for separate campaign teams but a united one with Mrs. Torshie-Addo joining Mr. Ahenkorah for victory 2016.
It would be recalled that two persons filed a suit against the parliamentary candidate for him to be disqualified.
The two one Nana Yaw Ntim of BAC 2/4, Baatsona, Accra and Christian Joseph also of H/No S/59, Ofoe Agronti, Sarkomono prayed the court to disqualify Carlos as a parliamentary candidate of the NPP.
Addressing a news conference in Tema on Tuesday, Michael Allotey, spokesperson of the party’s supporters, said the move of the MP was diabolic and preconceived to discredit the party and the elected parliamentary candidate.’
He said the sitting MP Irene Addo was doing everything possible to make sure the party fails in its bid to retain the Tema West seat and create disaffection for the flagbearer in the constituency through her actions and inactions.
According to him, “She has managed to create deep-seated divisions in the constituency among the executives and runs down the elected parliamentary candidate at the least opportunity.”
Mr. Allotey noted that the incumbent MP recently attempted to stop a meeting of all polling station executives in the constituency.
He said that Mrs. Torshie-Addo, who embarked on a thank you tour of the constituency, told some party supporters that “she was going to launch her own campaign in the Tema West Constituency for Nana Addo and that by the grace of God her face will be on the ballot paper come 2016 parliamentary elections of the Tema West Constituency.”
Nana Boakye, a supporter of the party, in an interview with DAILY GUIDE, called on the party to suspend one Stephen Nana Yaw Ntim, a member of Disciplinary Committee in the constituency and an aide to the incumbent MP for suing Mr. Ahenkorak.
According to him, the plaintiff has violated party article 3(d) and (3d) II and article 4 of the constitution which states that a member cannot take any member of the party to court without exhausting all channels in the party.
Mr. Ntim has sued Mr. Ahenkorah twice, with the initial suit challenging the residency of the defendant in Tema West, which was thrown out by a Tema Court.
But when Mrs. Torshie-Addo was contacted, she declined to comment on the allegations by the party’s supporters.
Some party supporters, who spoke to DAILY GUIDE, rubbished the allegations leveled by their colleagues against the MP.
Peter Mckwei, a coordinator of Mrs. Torshie-Addo ‘Thank You’ Tour, denied the allegations, saying “The MP never said anything like that during the thank you tour but advised supporters to unite and ensure Mr. Ahenkorah and Nana Addo win the elections.”
From Vincent Kubi, Tema