The First Vice Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Central Region, Mr. Joe Donkor has said that he blames the party’s lost parliamentary seats on embezzlement of campaign funds, pride on the part of party officials and arrogance by those appointed into positions.
“When you’re the party Chairman in your constituency and you end up being appointed as the DCE or MCE, it means you have to take care of those within your jurisdiction. But some of them ended up becoming smaller gods overnight. They won’t even come out of their vehicles to greet the elders in the community,” he said on Kastle Drive with Amansan Krakye.
Out of the 23 constituencies in the Central Region, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) won 10 seats in the December 7, 2020 parliamentary elections as compared to 2016 when they had overwhelmingly majority of 19 seats in the region.
Stating his opinion about the NPP losing nine parliamentary seats in the Central Region during the just ended elections, Mr Joseph Kwame Donkor said some people were sitting on funds meant for party work in some of the constituencies.
“Some people were hiding monies that have been given to be used for party work at the constituencies. Some people only share with those that they are close with and ignore the rest. When you don’t pay those polling station executives well, how would you win?” he asked.
Mr Joe Donkor told Amansan Krakye on Kastle FM in Cape Coast that some of the NPP parliamentary candidates were filled with pride so they don’t even allow other elderly party officials and former executives in their campaign team to help in selling the party’s achievement to the people hence their defeat.
Source: Amansan Krakye (kastlefmonline.com)