Over one hundred and fifty members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Ofoase, a town in the Asante Akim South Municipal District of the Ashanti Region have defected to the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
This came to the fore when the Member of Parliament for Asante Akim South Constituency, Kwaku Asante Boateng visited the area as part of his campaign tour of the constituency.
The group, made up of NDC branch executives among others trooped to an event and formally announced their decision to defect to the NPP.
They cited the NPP’s unprecedented performance by Nana Addo’s government and viable policies such as free SHS and NABCO as reasons for their decision.
“We were made to believe in 2008, 2012 and 2016 that the campaign promises by His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo were just empty talks and a desperate desire by Nana Addo to at all cost become president but for the four years that Ghanaians gave the NPP and Nana Addo the mandate, we have seen and benefited from his good works,” Spokesperson for the group, Seidu Osman said.
“We believe if Nana Addo and Hon. Kwaku Asante Boateng are rewarded with another 4 years, they will do wonders and Ghana will be transformed,” he added.
The group called on other NDC members not to feel shy or intimidated to endorse Akufo Addo.
Kwaku Asante Boateng and the NPP executives welcomed the defected members into the party’s fold.
The incumbent Member of Parliament’s campaign in the constituency has been supported by all the four defeated parliamentary aspirants, William Yamoah, Edmond Oppong Peprah, Bice Obour Osei Kuffour andEric Amofa.
Apart from this defection, other members of the NDC have joined the NPP in other constituencies.
Over one hundred supporters of the opposition NDC in the Awutu Senya West constituency recently defected to the governing NPP.