Member of Parliament for Nsawam Adoagyiri and Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annor Dompreh, is facing criticism from a group of New Patriotic Party (NPP) polling station executives.
The executives have expressed their opposition to what they claim is Annor Dompreh’s intention to run unopposed in the upcoming elections.
They allege that the MP has neglected the party, leading to dissatisfaction among the polling station executives.
“After 12 years of Frank Annoh-Dompreh, NPP still rents a space to use as a constituency office. Meanwhile, over the same period, the MP has built a mansion for himself at Dobro, while we continue to rent an old building as a constituency office” a statement by the NPP youth said.
The statement signed by 5 leading polling station Executives of the party also accuse the MP of lack of accountability regarding Ghs400 from Bawumia for some 60 delegates.
Find full Press release below:
PRESS CONFERENCE BY NPP POLLING STATION EXECUTIVES IN NSAWAM ADOAGYIRI AGAINST THE ORGANISATION OF EXTRAORDINARY CONGRESS IN DECEMBER 2023
Distinguished members of the media, ladies and gentlemen
We have called you here today to share with you some issues happening in the Nsawam Adoagyiri constituency, for which all attempts to get the leadership of the constituency to halt them have proven fruitless. We have made several calls to regional executives, but nothing has happened, and Frank Annoh Dompreh and his assigns are still on their path to send the NPP into opposition, making the slogan Break the 8 useless.
Since last year, the Member of Parliament has been talking about contesting unopposed in the parliamentary primaries of the New Patriotic Party. He printed t-shirts, and it became a mantra in the constituency. All along, we thought it was just a ploy to discourage others from contesting; little did we know that he had a clandestine motive to force delegates to accept such an undemocratic practice.
Since the beginning of the year, those of us who have spoken against the unopposed have been tagged as enemies of the MP. He went as far as causing the suspension of eight delegates after severely insulting and threatening them. In addition, during the Presidential Primaries of the NPP, which saw H.E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia come out victorious, Frank Annoh Dompreh pocketed 400 cedi of 66 delegates given to him by Dr. Bawumia. Up to today, he has still not given the money to these 66 delegates.
Today, we have met here to expose another diabolical attempt by the incumbent MP to perpetuate himself on us.
For some weeks now, the MP and his associates have been moving from electoral areas with a sheet of paper titled.
“Details of Electoral Area Coordinators and Polling Station Executives Calling for an Extraordinary Congress in December 2023”
Our intelligence within the Constituency Executive Committee informed us that on November 12, 2023, at around 4:30 p.m., the Constituency Chairman, who had received an auctioned Mercedes Benz from the MP, called a meeting of the Constituency Executive Committee to inform them that they had received a request for an Extra Ordinary Delegates Congress from about 400 polling station executives and area coordinators. He is therefore putting it before them for their approval to enable him to send it to the Regional Executive Committee for concurrent approval to enable them to organise such an event in the first week of December 2023.
Ladies and gentlemen, though he mentioned 400 polling station executives, he only mentioned the names of five polling station executives and area coordinators to the members of the Constituency Executive Committee. The chairman did not provide the details of the so-called 400 delegates to members of the constituency executive committee. The Constituency Executive Committee members, half of whom are against the practice, were unfortunately quite at the meeting because they were all afraid of the intimidation that would be meted out to them if they spoke against what was going on.
Ladies and gentlemen of the press, our intelligence at the Constituency Office indicates that some documents have been sent to the Regional Office of the NPP with some signatures of polling station executives, indicating that these individuals are calling for this extraordinary congress, whose intention is to lay a motion to approve Hon. Frank Annoh Dompreh to contest unopposed in Nsawam Adoagyiri.
Ladies and gentlemen of the press, we wish to inform the Regional Executive Committee and the National Executive Council of the NPP that what Frank Annoh-Dompreh and his agents have submitted to the Regional Executive Committee is fake and should be disregarded. Some delegates of Nsawam Adoagyiri were deceived into signing the document as part of acknowledging the receipt of some agriculture input received recently. Other signatures were completely made up.
The assigns behind this have perpetuated fraud by sitting in their houses, writing the names of polling station executives, and signing against the names of some of the delegates without their knowledge.
We wish to inform the leadership of the NPP in the Eastern Region and the National Executive Council to throw away the purported document emanating from the Nsawam Adoagyiri Constituency. It is fictitious and without any merit.
We also want to remind Frank Annoh-Dompreh and his assigns that their action is against the “Guidelines for the Conduct of Parliamentary Elections’’ issued by the National Executive Council. It is a gross disrespect to the national leadership of the NPP and a