Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joseph Kobina Ade Coker, says he was not surprised at the involvement of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George, at the incidence that happened at Ningo-Prampram during the NDC presidential primary last Saturday.
Even though last Saturday’s NDC presidential primary conducted by the Electoral Commission (EC) was largely peaceful, a different story was told at the Ningo-Prampram Constituency in the Greater Accra Region.
Not only was there a misunderstanding over the qualification of some of the delegates, there was actually an exchange of hefty blows, resulting in one of the delegates sustaining serious injury in the face, with blood oozing from his wounds.
The MP for Ningo-Prampram, Samuel Dzata George, did not spare his Regional Chairman, Ade Coker, during last Saturday’s election, warning him to stay away from creating tension in the constituency.
But Ade Coker reacting to the version where he was warned to stay away from the constituency, reminded the MP for Ningo-Prampram that he was in control of the constituency as the Regional Chairman.
“We have party Chairman; in the party structures, it is the Chairman who is the leader of the constituency. MP is just MP anytime or very soon he [Sam George] has to go to the Chairman to make his intention known to the Chairman through interview if he will continue or not. What power has the MP in the constituency?” he said this yesterday on Okay FM which was monitored by Today.
According to him, if Sam George was not abreast of the rules of the party, he should go and study them before commanding him to stay away from the constituency.
“I don’t respond to MP, I respond to party Chairman; they are the people in charge of the party. That is the constitution. Nobody has power over the constituency than the party executives… Ooh! He said that I don’t have the power to come to Prampram; if somebody says that, you just have to ignore the person. The election is over and the most important thing is that President Mahama got 95.24% and that is the issue we should be talking about,” he said.
He added: “I believe you know how pregnancy works? Whatever is in the pregnancy cannot be hidden; it shows forth no matter what. The way your behaviour is, every time, it will show. What happened at Ayawaso West? Whose name was mentioned? At Ningo-Prampram whose name was mentioned? So I have spoken to you in proverbs.”
He averred that the party had reached a point where all and sundry must work to ensure that in the 2020 election, former President John Mahama wins.
Story: Kofi OWUSU TAWIAH
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