I’m not a land guard-Disqualified NPP aspirant cries out
Disqualified parliamentary candidate hopeful, Patrick Kwabena Ampong-Baidoo in the Weija-Gbawe constituency in the upcoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) primaries, has rubbished all the allegations levelled against him by the Greater Accra Regional secretary Nii Odarlai Parker.
Responding to claims that he has brought division into the party, threatened to kill the vetting committee chair, and alleged sabotage of Patrick Kumo when he was appointed as MCE, he denied all that.
According to him, he pledged never to accept any form of money or inducement from anyone to approve his or her MCE confirmation.
The alleged sabotage he noted was rather done by one Robert Tagoe.
But the NPP’s Greater Accra regional secretary wanted to tarnish his image.
He insisted he advised his other colleagues not to accept any form of money. However, his colleagues told him it was a ‘ritual.
He revealed the Greater Accra secretary gave him GHc5000 to get the MCE endorsed but he refused.
Also, he was given a half plot of land, GHc4,000 and another GHc40,000 but refused all these offers due to the implications involved.
Blue Boy as he is affectionately called further disputed claims that he is campaigning on tribal lines so he could win the parliamentary primary.
The aspirant said he has nothing against him [Parker] because he is a good friend and even campaigned for him to win his position.
”Parker told me point blank he was against my decision to contest,” he added.
Meanwhile, he has hinted of plans to appeal his disqualification.
On the issue of being a land guard, Blue Boy vehemently denied the claims and described the allegation as frivolous and unfortunate.
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal