The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr John Boadu, has asked an aspirant who lost the Assin North constituency poll in the governing party’s just-ended parliamentary primaries, Mr Eric Amankwa Blay, to return the bicycle gifts he took back from the delegates following his defeat or risk being ousted from the party.
Mr Boadu described the aspirant’s action as “uncouth” and said the party does not condone such acts.
Speaking on Accra-based Atinka FM on Monday, 22 June 2020, Mr Boadu said: “Next time, he can’t even apply and even attempt to contest in any internal election. Nobody forced him to gift bicycles. Was he expecting everybody to vote for him because of the bicycles? Doesn’t it mean if next time someone shares cars, he must be voted for? That is not a democracy”.
Mr Boadu added: “He should return the bicycles; else he has sacked himself from the party. I am speaking on authority. The party will not recognise him anymore. He is done with the party. We can’t encourage such uncouth behaviour in our party”.
Mr Eric Amankwa Blay gifted the 250 bicycles to the delegates ahead of the polls on Saturday, 20 June 2020.
He, however, lost to the incumbent MP Abena Duruwa Mensah who polled 389 votes.
He could only manage 44 votes.
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