The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is pulling out of the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election because the party knows it has lost the poll in advance, Mr Awal Mohammed, a member of the communication team of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has said.
The Public Relations Officer of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) said the response the NDC got in its campaign ahead of the by-election was not favourable, and, so, trying to find an excuse to discredit the poll by withdrawing from the contest.
The Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency Chairman of the NDC, Mr Bismarck Aborbi-Aayitey, confirmed to Accra100.5FM’s morning show, Ghana Yensom that the party has pulled out of the ongoing by-election over gun violence that greeted the voting process at the La-Bawaleshie JHS polling station.
The party has, therefore, directed all its polling station agents and officers to leave the various centres.
“This incident never happened under Atta Mills, it never happened under Kufuor, it didn’t happen under Mahama. So, why is it happening under Akufo-Addo? This is the ‘all-die-be-die’ that Akufo-Addo talked about. We are pulling out and God will punish the President and the NPP”, Mr Aborbi-Aayitey told Kwabena Prah Jnr (The Don) on Thursday, 31 January 2019.
Speaking on the same show, Mr Awal Mohammed said: “If you are a decent person, you won’t be with NDC because the majority of them are indecent. Look at their current leaders and how indecent they are in their actions and utterances. I left the NDC because the majority of them are indecent.”
“If they are consistent, they should also pull out from the 2020 elections.”
“This is a constituency the NPP has controlled over the years. We have always won that constituency and we are going to win this by-election, so, why will we foment trouble there?
“Going by their argument, can we also say that the gunshots that occurred at the Chereponi by-election under their administration was orchestrated by them? Is that what they want us to believe? They know they have lost this election, and, so, are finding all manner of ways to discredit the poll.”