The South Dayi District Chief Executive appointee, Ella Boateng, has described as falsehood claims by some New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters in the district that she is not a member of the party.
According to her, she does not see any reason why her appointment should cause agitation among some party members.
Some party members at a press conference on Thursday, said they suspect that due process was not followed in her appointment, alleging that since she is not loyal to the party.
According to them, the appointee had earlier campaigned openly for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate, who’s now the MP, ahead of the 2016 general elections.
“Here is someone who has been known as an executive member of the opposition NDC, a voted women organizer at some point and bears no records in the NPP local domain. She had never been recorded or seen in any executive or general meetings; neither was she a defector of any sort or acted in any measure or sense for the course of our party. Our opponents from the NDC are currently jubilating at her residence with the point that their prayer has been answered because their own has been chosen finally even though they are opposition,” they said in their statement.
But reacting to the development on Eyewitness News on Thursday, the appointee, Ella Boateng, said she is a card-bearing member of the governing party who went through a vigrous vetting process and passed.
“I registered with the party as far back as 2007. I have my manual card, paid dues for 4 years and when they went biometric, I quickly registered my biometric. I went through the vetting process from the constituency level right to the national level… I brought all my cards out before the national vetting committee chairman it was after all this process that I was nominated so majority of the issues raised are all lies against me,” she said.
She stressed that she had served the party for many years, and was very vocal in its campaign in the run up to the December 2016 election.
On accusations of associating and campaigning for the NDC Member of Parliament, Rockson Dafeamekpor, she said although she had a personal relationship with him, she did not contribute to his election victory.
Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament for the area, Rockson Dafeamekpor, has confirmed that the appointee did not campaign for him ahead of the elections.
According to him, although the appointee had engaged his services as a lawyer and they both had a good working relationship, she did not support his campaign.
By: Jonas Nyabor/citifmonline.com/Ghana
Published on 28 April 2017 | 5:59 am at Source