Hundreds of New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters in the Asante Akyem North have defected to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Enumerating their reasons for defecting to the NDC, the defectors mostly the youth said their community is lagging behind in development after voting massively for the NPP government in the 2016 elections.
They said the MP, Andy Appiah Kubi has reneged on its campaign promise of giving their community a face-lift as well as providing them with jobs. The defectors bemoaned that they have been rendered jobless after the NPP government took over power.
The leader of the aggrieved group, recounted the numerous developmental projects they benefited from the former Mp, Kwadwo baah Agyemang. The defectors chastised Andy Appiah Kubi for refusing to complete projects such as roads and the electrification projects. The General Secretary of the NDC, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia,welcomed the defectors into the NDC family during his tour of the constituency with some Ashanti Regional Executives of NDC. Asiedu Nketia, indicated that, the NDC is for all people irrespective of their colour, ethnicity and religion. “We do not discriminate against anybody. We are committed to bringing development to all. They should be rest assured that, we will never leave them alone, their expectations will be met in due cause,” he assured. He encouraged the defectors to work hard to bring John Dramani Mahama back to power and also support Alhaji Sulley Adam Yusif to be elected as MP of the constituency.