Hundreds of New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters in the Awutu Senya, including former regional and constituency executives as well as the council of elders, have defected to the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The group is of the view developments in the area, may suffer unduly if they change the current Member of Parliament of the constituency, Hannah Tetteh adding that any change would only be for parochial interest.
A mini gathering at Awutu Senya in the Central region welcomed the defectors into the fold of the NDC. In attendance was the Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya Hannah Tetteh who also dabbles as the Foreign Affairs Minister.
The group numbering over a hundred were said to have defected from about 103 branches of the opposition New Patriotic Party, NPP in the constituency. After swearing the oath of allegiance to the NDC, spokesperson of the defectors Paa Tawiah said “every four years we change MPs and the next person who comes would want to do something for themselves instead of the constituency.
“We want to support the incumbent, Hannah Tetteh so that she can continue the good work she has started and when someone is doing something good you have to support them.” Another defector called Benjamin Antoson said, “this woman (Hannah Tetteh) has done much and we have decided to support her for the next four years so she continues developments she has started in the constituency.”
Welcoming the NPP folks into the NDC, Central regional chairman of the party, Allotey Jacobs said it was good to have the executives of the NPP join them adding that “I hope this would transform into a victory for the MP and the President.” The defectors pledged to support the NDC win the 2016 election in the constituency.