Information reaching Ghpage indicates that the constituency chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Assin North constituency has reportedly sent his wife packing for allegedly sleeping with one of the Parliamentary aspirants of the New Patriotic Party identified as Mr. Amankwa Blay.
According to a petition signed by leaders of a group known as Concerned Patriots of the New Patriotic Party in Assin North, Mr. Amankwa Blay has damaged the reputation of the party and must be disqualified from the parliamentary race.
The group noted that Mr. Amankwa Blay’s association with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) will be a disaster to the upcoming 2020 elections.
“It is all over Assin Praso and the entire constituency that Mr. Amankwaa Blay has allegedly had a sexual affair with the wife of the current NDC constituency chairman Mr Felix of Assin Praso and due to that He The NDC chairman has sent the wife away.
Now, if you the constituency executive committee allow Mr Amankwaa Blay contests and he by Mistake wins,it will be a total disaster for us come 2020 elections”, excerpts of the petition read.
Read the full petition below;
THE CONSTITUENCY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY
ASSIN NORTH CONSTITUENCY
We the concern youth of Assin North Constituency humbly and respectfully write to petition to your highest office against the candidature of Mr Amankwa Blay ; who is contesting as an aspirant in the upcoming parliamentary primaries.
We believe Mr. Amankwa Blay CANNOT contest in this primaries due to the following reasons:
1: It is all over Assin Praso and the entire constituency that Mr. Amankwa Blay has allegedly had a sexual affair with the wife of the current NDC constituency chairman Mr Felix of Assin Praso and due to that He The NDC chairman has sent the wife away. Now, if you the constituency executive committee allow Mr Amankwa Blay contests and he by Mistake wins,it will be a total disaster for us come 2020 elections.
2: We also know for sure that Mr. Amankwa Blay didn’t pay, hasn’t been paying and doesn’t pay his dues to the party and therefore he is not in good standing to contest .
3: In 2016,our sitting Mp ,the then candidate had to pay money to Mr Amankwa Blay before he could release his Kia for party activities.
4: We have Mr. Amankwa Blay on tape that when he wins the primaries ,he will sideline all constituency executives and use his own team and has even planned to ensure the DCE is changed.
5: Per our research and checks ,Mr Amankwa Blay ,who is an in-law to the NDC candidate for Assin North in the person of Mr Joe Quayson ,is being sponsored by him(Mr Joe Quayson). The plan is that he’s going to do anything possible to win the primaries and later play the gimmicks to lease the seat out to Joe Quayson easily.
6 : To make matters worse ,Mr. Amankwa’s pompous behaviour alone is a ground for disqualification. Why? During the Last year Emancipation celebration at Assin Praso ,at a grand durbar, when the MP, DCE, Regional Minister and Omanhene Nana Pra Agyensam had seated ,this Mr. Amankwa Blay had to disrupt the entire program by asking the MC to announce to all the dignitaries that ” Incoming Mp ” was coming.
This made everyone at function very annoyed. Meanwhile ,nominations had not even been opened. This act is even in contravention to the party’s Constitution and the general electoral rules in the country.
On 19th January, 2019, this same person flouted the party’s constitution and held a meeting of all coordinators that he would be contesting as a parliamentary candidate so they should campaign for him. We believe such a personality should not be entertained to send the hard fought and won seat to the NDC .
We are using this petition once again to state emphatically that, if you fail to act accordingly and immediately, We shall demonstrate mammothly against you the constituency officers.
Nana Gyekye (President) – 0202154336
Mr. Addo (Secretary) – 0547552016
Mr. Isaac Opoku (Organizer)-0240954140
Edward Atta Poku
(Member – (0241471202
Mr. Stephen Intsiful (Member) -0549580178
All polling station coordinators
The elections vetting committee
The group also stated in their petition other reasons why the parliamentary aspirant should be disqualified from the race, explaining instances where he flouted the party rules.