NDC Boys Chase Baba Jamal From Nima

A former Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Baba Jamal, was chased out by irate National Democratic Congress (NDC) supporters at Nima in Accra last Saturday.

Baba Jamal has over the years voted at Akwatia in the Eastern Region where he represented the people in Parliament between 2012 and 2016.

Daily Guide gathered that he had since transferred his vote to Ayawaso East at Nima in Accra ostensibly to enable him to become the NDC parliamentary candidate in the next elections.

As a result, Baba Jamal tried to participate in the NDC’s conference to elect constituency executives held at the Nima Cluster of Schools last Saturday, but the irate NDC members prevented him and virtually declared him persona non grata in the constituency.

Daily guide learnt that about 40 irate NDC supporters, some heavily built, insisted that even though they recognized Baba Jamal as an NDC member, he had not contributed anything to the development of Nima to justify his decision to serve them as their MP in the next elections.

Baba Jamal arrived at the voting centre at about 11:30 a.m. in his 4X4 Toyota Land Cruiser but when he tried to enter the premises, the irate supporters blocked him.

A source at the Nima confirmed the incident and said the police had to persuade Baba Jamal to leave the premises because the irate NDC supporters were never going to budge.

The dejected Baba Jamal had to driveve away without voting even though his name was believed to be second on the NDC’s register.

It is unclear why Baba Jamal is abandoning Akwatia for Nima after he had been defeated at the polls in 2016 by Mercy Adu Gyamfi, aka Ama Sey.

But sources say he believes can get support because Nima is predominantly a Muslim community.