THE Executive of the Atwima Kwanwoma Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has debunked recent media reports that 65 members of the party in the area have defected to the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
According to the executive, the story was a political propaganda work undertaken by the NPP.
A press statement signed by the secretary, Mr Kingston Opoku, and issued by the constituency executives, said, “we want the general public to treat the story with contempt.”
The statement said the 65 members were misled by a story from the NPP camp, which made them believe that they were being cheated by the NDC.
It alleged that the Member of Parliament for the area, Dr Appiah Kubi, convinced the NDC members to go out and condemn the NDC so that he would give them money.
According to the statement, the MP allegedly told them that he would build a mosque and also help develop the Zongo community for them if they publicly announced their defection from the NDC.
“We are therefore informing the general public that these people have confessed that they have nothing to do with NPP and that it was a political work of the NPP,” the statement said.
The NDC statement advised the MP to use legitimate means to address his waning image rather than what he tried to do with the NDC members.