THE campaign team of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Ejisu-Juaben has refuted the allegation that the MP, Mr Akwasi Osei-Adjei, did not want to be vetted.
The team was reacting to a Daily Graphic report, in which a group calling itself the Concerned Citizens of Ejisu-Juaben had questioned the reason for the delay in vetting the MP, to pave the way for the constituency primary.
According to the MP’s campaign team, it was unfortunate that “the so-called concerned citizens” were not aware of the developments in the constituency.
In a statement to the Daily Graphic in Kumasi, a spokesman for the team, Mr J.O. Owusu-Boakye, stated that Mr Osei-Adjei was vetted at the NPP Regional Headquarters in Kumasi on May 16, this year.
He condemned the activities of the group, accusing it of hiding behind a smokescreen to wage battle against one of the candidates for the primary.
According to him, the NPP had nothing to do with the “concerned citizens whose destructive activities are a danger to the party”.
Mr Owusu-Boakye is also the Special Assistant to the MP for Old Tafo/Pankrono, Dr Anthony Akoto Osei.
“In Cabinet, Mr Osei-Adjei is the first diplomat of Ghana, who is working hard to shape Ghana’s foreign policy and contacts with the rest of the world,” he said.
He noted that the NPP was built on democratic principles, but some few people who wanted to resort to violence and other negative acts to champion the cause of others, would be doing a great disservice to the party.
Mr Owusu-Boakye said Mr Osei-Adjei was not afraid of contesting in the primary, because “he knows he is going to win”.
“We have travelled across the length and breadth of the constituency, and I am very confident that the delegates will re-elect the MP to contest again on the ticket of the NPP,” he said.
Mr Owusu-Boakye said they were looking forward to contesting in the primary, and declared that “even if it is organised today, we are ready, because we know the delegates will speak”.