Sefwi NDC Delegates Cry Over Cash

Some of the disgruntled party members

 

Some delegates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Sefwi Wiawso constituency of the Western North on Saturday threatened to boycott the parliamentary and presidential primaries.

According to the delegates their reason was that the constituency chairman and some executives of the party allegedly pocketed their GH¢40 travel and transport (T&T) former President John Mahama allegedly allocated to them.

The delegates, who were bused from various places in the region such as Sefwi Anhwiam, Keteboi, Punikrom and Datano among others could not fathom why the constituency allegedly refused to give them the money.

The exercise, which was billed to start at 9am started after 10am as the delegates maintained that until they got the money, they would not take part in the exercise.

The Electoral Commission (EC) which supervised the election had to caution the delegates that none of them would be allowed to vote after the 4pm closing time.

Meanwhile, the constituency chairman, Patrick Quainoo denied the allegation leveled against him and the executives.

He said the only money given was the one to help bus the delegates from various places to the election grounds but not to be shared among the delegates as they alleged.

He called on the Regional Executives of the party to come and set the records straight so the NDC activists in the area would stop dragging the names of the constituency executives in the mud.

The delegates later rescinded their decision to boycott the primaries after some elders of the NDC in the Western North Region had intervened and promised to investigate the matter.

 

From Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi