The Member of Parliament for Lambussie, Dr Bright Yelviel Baligi has alleged that indigenes of Asanteman in government who are campaigning against Alan Kyerematen are doing so out of their selfish interests.
Speaking at Obuasi Pentecost Church during a tour of the area by lead NPP flag-bearer aspirant, Alan Kyerematen, the MP expressed disappointment in those government officials for kicking against their own.
Dr Baligi said Asantes control the heart of the New Patriotic Party, adding that the votes the party records from the region ensures it ro win power on the four occasions it had done so.
“It is worry that some known Asantes in government are working against the bid of Mr Kyerematen and it is clear that those doing that are only doing so out of their selfish considerations “, the Lambussie MP stressed.
The MP asked the delegates at the durbar to show support for Mr Kyerematen by working for him.
He asked that apart from campaigning for him, they should also endorse him as flag-bearer at both the special delegates conference and main elections in November.
The Lambussie MP reminded Asantes of the crucial role they play in the forward march of the NPP.
“Asantes and Asanteman is the stomach and heart of the NPP and it is upon the strength of the region NPP continues to do well in elections”, Dr Baligi stated.
Addressing the delegates, Mr Kyerematen noted that he had served the party well since its Inception.
He recalled how as Chairperson of the then Young Executives Forum (YEF) in 1992 supported the party with cash and other resources. This is in addition to other contributions he has made, in other capacities, to the party over the years.
The aspirant therefore urged the delegates to look to his commitment, hardwork and dedication to the party and reward him to lead the party in the upcoming flag-bearer elections.
“I have served, sponsored and worked for this party and since 2007 you delegates have said it was not my time then but now you all say it is the time for me so please put your words into action by voting for me at the primaries”, he urged the delegates.
Story By Michael Ofosu-Afriyie, Kumasi.