The party executives for the New Patriotic Party’s Akwatia constituency have blamed the senior minister Honourable Yaw Osafo Marfo for the defeat of the NPP candidate in the 2020 elections.
According to them, the senior minister failed to rally his support for the NPP candidate prior to the 2020 elections which caused their defeat.
The NPP cnndidate for the Akwatia constituency, Ernest Yaw Kumi lost the 2020 parliamentary elections to his opponent in the NDC, Henry Yiadom Boakye by a little above 1,000 votes. Prior to the elections, the sitting MP, Ama Sey who lost during the primaries accused the executives of rigging the elections in favour of Yaw Kumi.
Speaking on Adom Fm on behalf of party executives, party organiser for Akwatia in the name of the NPP, Kojo Owusu Adiomi said the senior minister was very hostile to the NPP candidate and failed to render his support for him. He stressed that it was because his favourite, Ama Sey was not the one contesting the seat.
He said; “I blame Hon. Yaw Osafo-Maafo for the party’s misfortune and defeat in the area because he didn’t endorse the candidature of Ernest Yaw Kumi after her favorite, Ama Sey, was defeated during the parliamentary primaries.”