MP And Ex-MP Trade Punches Over NPP Elections

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TENSION IS brewing between two leading members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti region, the paper has gathered.

The recently held constituency elections in the Asante Akyem North Constituency, which was characterized by some violent scenes, sparked a seeming rift between two gentlemen, who openly traded wild accusations on radio as to who masterminded the violence that nearly marred the primaries.

The two top party giants are Hon. Appiah Kubi, Asante Akyem Agogo North MP and Maxwell Kofi Jumah, the NPP ex-MP for Asokwa Constituency.

Appiah Kubi, without mincing words, accused Kofi Jumah of being the cause of all the troubles that happened during Saturday’s elections.

He alleged that Jumah, who was part of the party’s vetting committee for the constituency, compromised himself and twisted party rules, leading to tension and violence during the polls.

“Kofi Jumah twisted party rules and cleared Edward Asadu, who was contesting for the chairmanship position in the area during the vetting.

“This action by Kofi Jumah started all the troubles that nearly marred the election at Asante Akyem North Constituency and it should be condemned”, he said.

According to the lawmaker, under no circumstance should the party admit illegality, noting that Kofi Jumah erred badly in this regard.

Responding, Kofi Jumah denied the allegations and cautioned Appiah Kubi to refrain from denting his hard-won image with his wild allegations. The former MP said he was disappointment in the stance of Kubi, saying such unfounded allegations would not safeguard peace within the party.

“Appiah Kubi called me on phone and said I have compromised myself, concerning the Asadu issue and I am very disappointed in him”, he lamented.

By: Afia Sarpong Amankwa/ thePublisher

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