Some supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) as well as an independent parliamentary candidate at Chiraa in the Sunyani West Constituency in the Bono Region have defected to the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
At a meeting organised by the Bono Regional Secretariat led by its Chairman Kwame Baffoe aka Abronye DC at Chiraa, 15 NDC members have shunned their party while 20 people who were originally members of the NPP but left to join an independent candidate were also welcomed to the party.
The meeting, which was to canvass for more votes for President Akufo-Addo and the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, brought together 20 groups with over 1,000 members from the various communities at Chiraa.
Akua Siraa, a leader of the defected members, said they have served and voted for the NDC for many some years but having observed the performance of the NPP government within this short period, she and her colleagues needed not to waste their votes for the NDC and, therefore, decided to join the NPP.
She said within the three years in office of the NPP government, it has built blocks of classrooms, ensured stable power supply, provided free water and free education, something she said the NDC could not do during its eight years in power.
Abronye DC commended the defectors for their ‘truthfulness’ and welcomed them into the NPP’s fold, saying President Akufo-Addo has performed better and, therefore, must be supported by all Ghanaians in his transformational agenda.
He urged supporters of the party to desist from voting ‘skirt and blouse’ on December 7, saying the idea of v
oting for President Akufo-Addo and against the NPP parliamentary candidates would not be a good decision and prevent the party from realising its aims and objectives of moving the nation forward.
Present at the meeting were Regional Secretary Kofi Ofosu Boateng, Deputy Organiser Kofi Darko, Financial Secretary Mr. Henry Oppong, Communications Director Asare Bediako, Professor Tina Abrefa-Gyan, a regional campaign team member, Constituency Chairman Mr. Kusi Boadum, Council of Elders and other high-profile individuals.
From Daniel Yao Dayee, Chiraa