A youth wing of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), the Young Elephants have demanded that one Joshua Abonkrah, be brought to book for an alleged fraudulent activities that seeks to threaten the party’s electoral fortunes in the area.
In a press release signed by hundred individuals, the group alleged that the said Abonkrah defrauded one Abeiku, a staff of Mathias Hospital in Yeji of an amount of Gh¢15,000 which resulted in his arrest and detention.
The group further alleged that, same person took money from Kwabena Donkor and force party polling agents to sign in areas that were detected to be over-voting, causing the party to lose the parliamentary seat, and also, as a result of which he was voted out as the Constituency Secretary of the party.
The group also revealed that, the said Abonkrah fraudulently took monies from teachers amounting to Gh¢30,000 with the pretense of working out a reduced tax rate at the Controller and Accountants General’s Department for them.
This activity allegedly drove him from Yeji, when he could not handle the heat from the teachers, also selling an outboard motor belonging to the party.
Further to these is the alleged manipulation of the constituency voter’s register by same person, which has resulted in a court by certain disgruntled members of the party.
They indicated that the party is a disciplined one which thrives on rule of law, honesty and good value, and that, all party members must be seen to be exhibiting same qualities and not otherwise.
They added that the constituency is a very competitive one with the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) having a strong presence, for which cause all executives be acceptable to the electorates under every circumstance.
The group also stated that the continuous actions and inactions of the said AbReporterendanger the efforts and gains chucked by the party, breeding divisions and factionalism in the rank and file.
They further indicated that, the electoral gap between the NPP and NDC in the constituency has been bridged, and given leaders of good and marketable character, the party would annex the seat from the NDC.
They warned that the silence of the national leadership on the issues would entrench the behavior of Abonkrah, derailing the efforts of the party to win power.
When contacted by this Reporter, Abonkrah denied the allegations, blaming political detractors for same actions.
Story: Frederick E. Aggrey