The National Democratic Congress’s Parliamentary primaries comes off this Saturday 24th August 2018 and the competition has been rife in hotbed constituencies like the Ningo-Prampram where the incumbent, Samuel Nartey George is hoping to be maintained by delegates.
In this quest, his cronies in high places in the party structure are said to be seriously using their positions of influence to help him gain an upper hand in the upcoming primaries.
One such top gun is the communications director of the NDC, Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi.
Dela Coffie of the NDC is accusing the vociferous young communications director of campaigning for the member of parliament contrary to party constitution’s guidelines on conduct of party executives during such exercises.
In an outburst on Facebook, Dela Coffie Wrote: “So, what informed the decision of the NDC National Communications officer, Sammy Gyamfi to go out there campaigning with the flagbearer’s name and claiming Sam George is Mahama’s handpicked candidate in the Ningo-Prampram constituency?
Section 11(a), (b) and (c) of the guidelines for the election of NDC parliamentary candidates for the 2020 elections barred all organs, institutions, structures or National, Regional and Constituency Executives from the issuance of press releases, public pronouncements or statements in support of any parliamentary aspirant.
Yes, Sammy Gyamfi as National Executive Committee member is supposed to remain neutral in the parliamentary primaries but he’s on the grounds at Ningo-Prampram campaigning for Sam George against party rules.
The tragedy of today’s NDC lies partly in how far it has fallen. We are all being fed rubbish and the likes of Sammy Gyamfi and their enablers are serving it up.
It is utterly appalling, egregious cowardice and epic embarrassment for the NDC to have members of its National Executive Committee and the flagbearer’s frontmen throw their weight behind one aspirant against other contenders in internal elections. It also tells us one thing: Sam George’s record of neglect, broken promises and decay has caught up with him, and he’s so afraid of his own shadow – He’s got his widdle feelings hurt by the popular support for his contender, Michael Tetteh Kwetey, and now he’s pouting and gasping for survival, so much that, he needed the likes of Omane Boamah, Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa, Nii Lante Vanderpuye and Sammy Gyamfi to shore up for him.
I can’t wait to read his “political obituary” come Saturday August 24th, 2019.