The leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Asawase constituency of the Ashanti Region says it is disappointed in the party’s flagbearer and its national executives over their handling relating to alleged attacks on its members after the 2020 polls.
The Member of Parliament-elect for the Keta constituency, Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpey, was attacked and assaulted by some gun-wielding men at his residence at Afiadenyigba in the Volta Region.
Similarly, the Member of Parliament-elect for the Jomoro constituency in the Western Region, Dorcas Toffey is reported to have been assaulted in her residence, resulting in her hospitalisation and injuries to members of her household.
The Asawase Constituency treasurer for the NDC, Faisal Dauda in a Citi News interview said the approach by the party’s leadership in addressing the election-related issues, does not inspire confidence among the party’s supporters.
“Our people are being attacked, our seats are being snatched from us, and the leadership of the party does not seem to care. I want to send a very strong caution to them that, if they think this was how the late Jerry John Rawlings run the party, we would not have been here today.”
He further said the work they put into ensuring the party secures more votes in the Asawase Constituency was not replicated in various parts of the country.
The NDC’s John Dramani Mahama obtained 47,460 votes in the constituency whereas the Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo gained 35,214.
The NDC’s Muntaka Mubarak retained the Asawase parliamentary seat in the just ended December 7 polls.
His challenger was Alhaji Alidu Seidu of the NPP.
Out of the 83,547 votes cast on election day, the Member of Parliament for Asawase garnered 51,659, whereas the NPP’s Ahaji Seidu gained 31,256 votes.