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Eastern Region: 168 NPP members defect to NDC over failed promises and economic hardship

About 168 supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Asene Akroso Manso Constituency in the Eastern Region have crossed carpets to join the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The 168 defected members are all residents of Asene Akroso Manso, a stronghold of the NPP.

According to them, the decision to leave the NPP was borne out of negligence from the NPP-led government towards the development of the area and the failure to fulfill its gargantuan promises to the Ghanaians.

The defected NPP members said the government has disappointed them coupled with economic hardship in the country and failure to create jobs for the youth.

They stated that the party promised to secure job opportunities for them in various sectors of the economy during the 2016 campaign and hence worked hard for the party to win power and retained same in 2020, however after almost seven (7) years in power the leadership of the party has failed to honour its promise to them.

“After winning power, the leadership of the party has failed to give us a job. The most painful of it is that some of our colleagues who have certificates for various opportunities had to pay bribes before they were employed.

“NPP has deceived us. When we came to power, only a few people are enjoying it. We are all NPP members but we have defected with our households and family to NDC because the government has deceived us,” the aggrieved NPP members said.


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