Trouble seems to be brewing in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ningo-Prampram Constituency as some party loyalists are deserting their parliamentary candidate, Sam George Nartey even before his campaign gets in motion.
Over 200 supporters of the NDC in the constituency have declared to vote ‘skirt and blouse’ in the general election by voting for President John Dramani Mahama and Sylvester Tetteh, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for the area.
They were of the view that the manner in which Sam George is misusing the name of the president to deceive people in the area was appalling and affecting the party.
According to them, in most of the NDC strongholds they had visited to hold rallies ahead of the upcoming polls, they were confronted with various questions over Sam George’s attitude.
Leader of the defectors, Marmah Mantey Francis, who was also a campaign coordinator for Sam George, stated that “Sam Georgea is not helping the party’s image in the area since he won the primary. He continues to provoke each and everyone, including members of the NDC, with his bad manners and lies.”
He noted that Sam George does not respect the elderly, including chiefs who are leaders he wants to represent and wondered whether he will be a humble person when he wins power.
According to him, in as much as they are NDC members, they will love someone with a good character like Sylvester Tetteh to lead Ningo-Prampram.
Apart from his disrespect for elders, Sam George promised them tractors just after the primary to boost their farming activities, based President Mahama’s promise to supply him with the tractors, but that promise was yet to materialize, Marmah alleged.
He said the NDC candidate further promised a number of public places of convenience after the primary but he was yet to start a single one in the area; and so the people were worried.
“Whenever Sam George attends functions such as naming ceremony, he would promise the people but will not deliver. When the people call him over the promises, he only gives them excuses.”
The defectors promised to work extra hard for the NPP to win the parliamentary seat in the constituency, Daily Guide reported.