Politics of Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Ultimatefmonline.com has gathered that Ghana’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom Ambassador Victor Smith is lacing his boots to contest as the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate in the Abuakwa North constituency of the Eastern Region.
Media reports were rife that the former Eastern Regional Minister was eyeing the slot and was working behind the scenes to induce Anthony Osei Gyimah, the current parliamentary candidate with an amount of one million Ghana cedis to leave the seat for him to contest in the November polls but he came out to dismiss the claim indicating that he was not interested in any parliamentary bid.
Kasapa FM’s Maame Broni however reports that, Mr. Victor Smith in a sudden U-turn has shown interest in the seat and as such concluded talks with the National Executives of the ruling NDC. A National Executive who spoke to her on strict anonymity hinted that the party has delegated some high profile personnel who are close to Mr. Gyampo to coerce him into willingly stepping down.
According to the executive, Victor stands a better chance of winning the seat with little or no difficulty hence the party’s decision to rally behind him.
Moreover, a section of the NDC Abuakwa North constituency executives led by the Organizer Kwabena Amponsah aka Jimmy have petitioned the party to withdraw the candidature of Mr. Anthony Osei Gyampo to make way for a more viable and marketable personality; A move, the National Executive tells Maame Broni is a mere formality to erase all suspicions.