The Incumbent Member of Parliament for the Bantama Constituency, Hon. Daniel Okyem Aboagye has lost the parliamentary Primaries to the Hon. Francis Asenso-Boakye.
The Deputy Chief of Staff, Francis Asenso-Boakye has defeated the incumbent Member of Parliament for Bantama Constituency, Daniel Okyem Aboagye in Kumasi during the New Patriotic Party Parliamentary Primaries. He polled 456 votes as against the 122 secured by the incumbent MP.
The incumbency MP regrettably said, he suspects some “foul play” against his candidature. According to him, the electoral processes within the constituency were manipulation by the party executives of Bantama Constituency in the Ashanti Region.
Hon. Daniel Okyem Aboagye who was speaking in an interview said, he did not receive a copy of the electoral album used for the elections meanwhile he is the incumbent MP. He criticized the party executives and described the situation as unfair and promised to seek for redress.
The governing NPP spokesperson on finances added that, his outfit will fight with his last blood for justice to prevail though he was not specific on how the issue will be dealt with.
“As at now, as the incumbent MP and I have not been given a copy of the register. As I speak to you right now, that is not fair. There is some manipulation going on. I will deal with it when we get to the bridge.” He explained.
The ruling New Patriotic Party is holding it’s parliamentary primaries today, June 20, 2020 ahead of the December 7th presidential and parliamentary elections.
The parliamentary primaries is being held in 101 constituencies with sitting members of Parliament across the country. The polls opened at 7:00 am and is expected to close at exactly 1:00 pm.
However, Information reaching coverghana.com.gh indicated that there is a lot of in fighting and confusion among the supporters of the ruling New Patriotic Party in the Bantama constituency.
According to a video reports from Joy News TV, one of the agents representing the current Member of Parliament for the Bantaman Constituency, Daniel Okyem Aboagye tried preventing the Constituency Treasurer from voting because his status as an official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not allow him to vote, even though his name can be found in the album being used for the election in the constituency.