Nana Toku, WR NDC chairman

TROUBLE IS brewing in the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Mpohor Wassa East constituency of the Western region.

DAILY GUIDE has gathered there is division in the NDC as a result of rivalry which seems to be deepening daily as the   general election approaches.

The Mpohor Wassa East district was among the districts recently split into two by government. The area was therefore divided into Mpohor district with its capital at Mpohor, and Wassa East district with its capital at Daboase.

The paper gathered that as a result of the partitioning, the DCE for Mpohor Wassa East, Anthony Bassaw would be moved to Mpohor and a new person sent to Wassa East as DCE.

A reliable source in the constituency told DAILY GUIDE executives of the party in the area had forwarded the name of Kweku Duah, Mpohor Wassa East District Coordinator of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) for consideration for the position of DCE in the newly-created Wassa East district.

However, a group from the constituency calling itself ‘Concerned Members of the NDC’ has threatened to fiercely resist any attempt by the constituency executives to impose anyone on the people of Wassa East as DCE.

At a press conference in Daboase recently, the NDC supporters   said the constituency executives did not consult or seek the opinion of other staunch party members and elders in the constituency before forwarding Duah’s name.

John Cudjoe Jnr., leader of the group in the area told the paper the NDC constituency executives were being biased in the selection of a candidate for the position.

He explained that Duah was a native of Dompim in the district and that one Agyei Mensah, who had expressed interest in contesting the area’s parliamentary seat on the ticket of the NDC, was also from Dompim.

“Apart from the two men coming from the same community, Duah, the NYEP coordinator is unpopular, unknown and inexperienced to be made the DCE for the new district,” he alleged.

The leader of the disgruntled NDC supporters said there was deep seated disunity amongst party supporters in the constituency due to the alleged move by the area’s party executives.

When contacted, G.G Annai, the constituency’s NDC Chairman   dismissed the allegations by the group insisting the press conference was orchestrated by persons who were activists of the Convention People’s Party.

 From Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi

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