… As he finds it difficult to get all aboard for victory

The Greater Accra Regional Minister and National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle Constituency, Nii Armah Ashitey is believed to be finding it very difficult to bring together constituency executives he allegedly sack from office even after manoeuvring to win the party primaries to again contest the parliamentary seat in this year’s elections.

The inability on his part to chart a united front within the constituency has been a source of worry to many party supporters and sympathisers both in and outside the Klottey Korle constituency.

It could be recalled that prior to the Greater Accra parliamentary primaries, Nii Ashitey was accused by some group in the constituency of dividing the whole constituency thereby creating serious enmity among members of the great ruling NDC.

The constituents at the time were uncomfortable with the leadership style of their MP, referring to his leadership as being nothing short of “divide and rule,” and hence made it clear that the NDC risks losing the Klottey Korle seat should delegates made the mistake of voting to retain Nii Armah Ashitey. However, the table happened to turn in his favour as delegates gave him the nod to once again represent the constituency.

In a telephone interview with a Former Ward Coordinator, Mr. Desmond Guzy Quaye he expressed worry that the delegates have let the whole constituency down, adding that, “The people were looking up to us to bring change in the constituency, but it seemed everything failed, because some delegates were so vulnerable that they were wooed with money.”

According to Mr. Quaye, even though they have petitioned both the Regional and National executives of their position they have not listened to them, but allowed Nii Armah Ashitey to manoeuvre to win.  “We are not bothered,” he stressed.

Mr. Quaye also contended that, now that Nii Armah Ashitey had won the primaries, “the onus lies on him to stretch his hands to get all those he sacked from the party to his camp and how he is to go about that is his own problem. But it will be very difficult for him to get everybody on board,” he added.

When asked as to the constituents preparedness to work with the incumbent MP, Mr. Quaye averred that, people in the constituency have on several occasions warn the party leadership not to allow Nii Ashitey to contest, because if he does, the people in the constituency are not ready to vote for him.

He however indicated that, “We have accepted the results, and whatever we planned doing we have to sit down and accept and see whatever step we have to take. But for now, we are holding our fire.”



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