Former Sports minister and incumbent Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram constituency in the Greater Accra region, Enoch Teye Mensah says ‘no election’ took place during the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) parliamentary primaries in the constituency.
Asked if he has recovered from the shocking defeat to Sam George, Mr. Mensah said, “I have never had a shock to recover from anything. I was not surprised because what happened to me was not an election.”
He was speaking to Joy FM’s Lexis Bill who hosted him on Personality Profile on the Drivetime program, Thursday.
He explained that Ningo-Prampram was the only place where when the National office decided to hold elections; the date was shifted based on a contestant’s petition.
“The contestant said his name was not in, who seven days to election started demonizing chairman of the region and myself that we have stolen 4000 votes,” ET explained.
According to the former Sports minister, there were buses full of people, who came to vote and investigations attest to all this.
Narrating what transpired, Mr. Mensah said on election day, two hours after voting started, over 1146 people had voted.
“If I had lost genuinely, I would have gone and congratulated whoever won,” Mr. Mensah said stating categorically that he did not groom anyone to succeed him.
He did not want to talk about Sam George, whom he lost his five consecutive parliamentary seat to.
The MP has been in politics since the Provisional National Defense Council days of Jerry John Rawlings.
E.T Mensah would not also answer questions as to whether he thinks his constitutes wanted a change