A GROUP calling itself Skirt and Blouse Association of the ruling NDC has asked certain MPs they described as “do nothings” to step down in their own interest because the grass roots agitations against them are at their peak.
According to them, they have conducted extensive research into the activities of their own MPs and have realized that they have not contributed in any way to President Mills’ Better Ghana Agenda adding “their constituents have vehemently vowed to vote massively against them, should they be re-elected as NDC parliamentary candidates in their respective areas.”
A news release issued in Accra by the association jointly signed by Andy D. Boutrous, National Coordinator and Wisdom Crah, Deputy National Coordinator, mentioned the affected MPs as Nii Armah Ashittey, Klottey Korley; Nii Nortey Duah, Ledzokuku; Nii Amasah Namoale, La Dade Kotopon; Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo, Kpone Katamanso; Kojo Adu Asare, Adentan; Theophilus Tetteh Chaie, Ablekuma Central and Daoud Yemoh Anum, Domeabra Obom, all of the Greater Accra region.
The rest are Prince Joseph Hayibor, Hohoe North; Edem Assimah, North Dayi, both of the Volta region as well as Michael Teye Nyaunu, Lower Manya in the Eastern region.
“If the NDC would perform any political miracle in the 2012 election it must first start with booting out these incompetent MPs who could best be labeled as enemies of the Better Ghana Agenda,” the statement said.
“In view of this, we the members of Skirt and Blouse Association wish to reiterate our demands on all delegates of our great party to reject the above MPs and also entreat the National Executive Committee to ensure transparency and fairness in the upcoming primaries.”
The group said “as promised, the campaign has just begun; the names of ministers, deputy ministers and MMDCEs and other MPs which our research proves will be disastrous to the future prospects of the party will follow suit in our next move.”
“All we are demanding is total transparency in the upcoming primaries and we entreat all delegates to place the party’s interest above all selfish interests in deciding who become our parliamentary candidates,” they said
They claimed that since they went public to “expose” their MPs, they have received “veiled” threats from people who claimed to be supporters of some of the MPs in question but said they would not in any way be deterred by the threats.
“We will like to state categorically that no amount of veiled threats, intimidation will stop us from exposing these incompetent MPs, who are nothing but political laughing stocks that lack the basic moral sense of tolerating dissenting views. The attacks mounted on us, shows how ill-mannered these so-called honorable men; some of whom cannot read between the lines, are.”
The group claimed that instead of working to deliver the Better Ghana Agenda these MPs have rather “taken vital advantage of their position to lord it over their people and failed the people woefully.”
“Indeed, they have done very little or nothing to promote the cause of government’s Better Ghana Agenda and have completely lost touch with the grass roots base of their own party supporters. The group therefore deems it expedient to continue this relentless campaign to safeguard the future prospects of the party, specifically the 2012 general election.”
The group said further “it is also true that the despondency and attrition amongst floating voters and core supporters have reached a dangerous height. The NDC, as it stands now cannot afford to maintain mediocre MPs to stand on its ticket.”
“Now, the NDC constituencies represented by these MPs are slipping along with the disillusionment of the constituents who have propped up the seats for the NDC as evident in the country’s electoral statistics. On this occasion the NDC cannot count on its loyal and core supporters. This will be a costly mistake if the delegates and NEC do not act on advising them to step aside because they will be challenged at the impending primaries.”
Source: Daily Guide Ghana
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