A group of nine card bearing members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have sent an SOS message to the elephant family, urging the leaders, to critically review the conduct of the MP for Asante Akim North, Kwadwo Baah Agyemang, and put him to order.
The group calling itself Concerned Members of NPP, wants such an exercise to be carried out from the day Baah Agyemang lost the mandate of the decision makers of the party to stand on the ticket of the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition a second time.
Among the petitioners are Seth Opuni, Francis Omenako, Thompson Gyamerah, Akwasi Peprah, Asare Aaron, Michael Opoku Asamoah, Osei Bonsu, Kwame Owusu and Christiana Omenako.
According to them, ever since Baah Agyemang lost the party’s Parliamentary polls, his conduct in public has always sought to undermine the credibility and image of the candidate-elect, Lawyer Andy Appiah Kubi.
They have also accused the Asante Akim North law maker for openly campaigning for the parliamentary candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mary Awusi, instead of Lawyer Appiah Kubi.
For instance, they said on Friday, January 1, 2016, during one of the events organized by “Agogo Man Kuo” at Agogo to raise funds to complete a police building project for the area, Baah Agyemang publicly declared his support to the NDC parliamentary candidate when he was given the floor to address the people.
“He used phrases like “adze wo fia ye”, “wo krom aboa di wo namoa ebi ka”. He was also seen to be part of the NDC entourage at the function. It is significant to note that the NDC candidate is a native of Agogo community unlike the NPP candidate who is from Juansa, a nearby town”.
“Therefore, we the Concern Members of the NPP in Asante Akim North constituency consider the honourable’s comment to be deliberate, needless, unfortunate and very ethnocentric. Such comments give credence to our perception that honourable Kwadwo Baah wants NPP to lose in the constituency”.
“His actions and inactions and public conduct fall completely outside the vision of NPP in the constituency”, noted the group in a letter dated January 11, 2016 and addressed to the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP, Bernard Antwi-Boasiko, aka Wontumi.
Further to that, they said the legislator does not pursue the course of NPP in the constituency following his several attempts to put the good name of the party into disrepute.
“He is bent on denting the image of our candidate just to make him unattractive to the floating voters for the 2016 general elections. His comments are recipe for chaos. For the avoidance of any clash within the NPP in the constituency, we want your outfit to put him to order before it becomes too late”, they added.