Some disgruntled members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Awutu Senya East constituency in the Central Region have invoked curses on the Acting General Secretary of the party, John Boadu and other executives of the NPP, over what they say is unfair treatment meted out to them.
The aggrieved members claim that they have been handed a raw deal after their names were removed from the list as delegates.
According to them, the recent polling station elections did not come off in areas such as in some areas such as Iron City and Steps to Christ, but the party National Executives claim the elections have been held and the polling station executives elected.
Scores of the displeased party members who claim their numerous petitions addressed to John Boadu has not been acted upon, stormed the dreaded Odupong Gei Kordua river Friday afternoon to ask the river god to deliver justice in their favour.
They said they can’t resort to the court as that will delay, hence turned to the river god who, according to them will give them quick results.
Journalist Benjamin Amuzu who was at the scene told Kasapa News that they invoked the curses using 10 eggs, four bottles of schnapps and slaughtered a white sheep.
“Nana (River god) we’re members of the NPP. We’ve come before you this afternoon because of some developments in the party that we’re not happy about. I belong to the Awutu Senya East constituency and cast my vote at Iron city and I’m called William Aggrey. Nana (River god) we want to put across our concerns so that you help us, that is why I’ve stepped in this river. Our constituency executives since 2008 have worked with us as delegates, after so much toil for this party which has resulted in some of us laying on their sick beds, after we worked tireless for the NPP to win power, some of our leaders have deleted our names from the constituency album as delegates. They claim we’re NDC members and so they can’t work with us as delegates anymore. But we know you’ll settle this matter for us in the quickest possible time. We know you (River god) are all ears listening to our plea, we know you’ll not let our coming here be in vain. Act on our request and we also promise you that we’ll come back here and thank you. Nana (River god) I won’t make promises that I can’t fulfill. I slash the throat of this sheep and pour its blood onto the names on this sheet of paper. Do as you please, Nana(River god).” William Aggrey said in his supplication to the river god.
He said if the party executives do the right thing in reinstating their names as delegates they will return to the river god to overturn the curse.