Akwatia NDC Kicks Against Baba Jamal

Angry supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Akwatia Constituency of the Eastern Region, on Tuesday locked the party’s constituency office, following a confusion at a meeting between the Member of Parliament (MP), Mohammed Baba Jamal and the youth of the area.

The irate supporters alleged that Baba Jamal had organised some unknown persons and brought them into the constituency to register in the ongoing biometric registration of members of the party and had also accused Yusuf Adams, a top figure of the NDC, of sabotaging his (Jamal’s) political ambition.

According to them, Baba Jamal is afraid of losing the upcoming parliamentary primaries, and so he had fallen on strangers to register and vote for him.

DAILY GUIDE gathered that Yusuf Adams had accused Baba Jamal of hijacking the biometric registration exercise by recruiting strangers to register.

However, Baba Jamal, when embarking on a ‘Thank you’ tour of the constituency, met the youth and in an address, reportedly accused Yusuf Adam of trying to cause his downfall by organising somebody to unseat him (Baba Jamal). His utterances reportedly annoyed the youth who resorted to locking the party office.

Tension is allegedly mounting in the area ahead of the upcoming parliamentary contest as about two other contenders are gearing up to unseat incumbent Baba Jamal.

One of the youth, who gave his name as Owusu, told DAILY GUIDE that Baba Jamal was creating confusion in the run-up to the parliamentary primaries, thereby creating divisions in the party.

He further accused the incumbent MP of doing nothing for them since he was elected the MP in 2012.

In an interview, Yusuf Adams said his outfit had called on Baba Jamal to open up the biometric registration to every party member to register, but he did not oblige thus, the accusations against him by the youth.

When contacted by DAILY GUIDE Tuesday night, Baba Jamal debunked the accusations, saying that he had done nothing wrong to warrant the action of the youth.

FROM Daniel Bampoe, Akwatia

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