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NDC constituency chairman defects to NPP

Mr Buckman donned a T-shirt in support of NPP's candidate
Mr Buckman donned a T-shirt in support of NPP’s candidate           Photo: Kwame Kakarba/OnuaFM

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Chairman for the Ekumfi Constituency,  Ekow Esirifie Buckman, has resigned his position to support the parliamentary candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

According to Mr Buckman, his decision derives from a raw deal meted out to him by the NDC during last year’s parliamentary primaries.

He explained at a press conference on Monday at Ekumfi-Narkwa that prior to the November 21 primary, executives of the party schemed to disqualify the two main challengers – Former MP George Kuntu Blankson and Chief Hamilton Biney – to the incumbent Abeiku Crentsil.

His opposition to the move saw his name “mysteriously” expunged from the register.

He said he could not, as a result, vote, a situation that triggered his decision.

‘Na sika no wͻ hen?’

Mr Buckman claims that a meeting to resolve the wrangling in the party was convened in Accra and, subsequently, ended with the doling out of GH¢1,000 for a “reconciliatory refreshment”.

” I regret however to state that as I speak to you this has never happened and I do not know when it would be done,” he told journalists.

“I want to ask where the money is, Na sika no wͻ hen????”

Mr Buckman before his resignation was in his usual wear
Mr Buckman before his resignation was in his usual wear         Photo: Kwame Kakarba/Onua FM

Mr Buckman, who arrived at the venue for the press conference in his political suit, quickly grabbed a T-Shirt of the NPP parliamentary candidate, Ato Codjoe, and put it on to express his new-found allegiance to the NPP.

He stated that there have been several decisions, also, taken behind his back. He claims, for instance, that a Toyota Mahindra vehicle meant for him was given to the constituency Treasurer without his knowledge.

Efforts, he narrated, to get explanations to such a decision have proven futile.

He thanked all the party members in the constituency for the couple of years he has been at the helm in the constituency.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana

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