Politics of 2014-06-18

Plans to disqualify NPP's John Jumah Exposed !!!!!

A meeting of some NPP Coordinators and constituency executives in the Ejisu constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti Region was reportedly held on Sunday June 8th 2014 at the constituency party office. As part of the meeting was an inherent agenda aimed at fashioning out a strategy to ensure the disqualification of John Kumah, a former special aide to Mr. Alan Kojo Kyeremateng, for openly declaring support for Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo‘s bid to win the party’s presidential candidature. According to impeccable intelligent sources within the constituency, the meeting held around 15:00 hours GMT at the constituency party office was allegedly facilitated by some key personalities including the constituency Chairman- Okai Kwanin who are widely known to be aligned to the camp of Mr. Alan Kojo Kyeremateng, the main contender to Nana Addo in the upcoming presidential primary race. The source further revealed that Mr. Okai Kwanin also doubles as one of the aides to party General Secretary Kwabena Adjei Adjepong but could not establish whether Mr. Agyepong is directly or indirectly connected to the meeting. It would be recalled that John Kumah, during a submission on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo Morning Show hosted by the indefatigable Kwame Sefa Kayi recently, made an open declaration to the effect that although he has been a close ally to Mr. Kyeremateng, he’s now more convinced than ever that Nana Addo is the best choice for the NPP’s quest to wrestle power from the NDC and that he was no longer going to support his former boss in his quest to gain the flagbearership. His declaration is strongly believed to have posed a strong set back to the Alan Kyeremateng campaign bid and this allegedly necessitated the Ejisu meeting with the intent and objective of putting in a place a machinery that will ensure that the young NPP lawyer who is believed to be eyeing the Ejisu constituency seat of Parliament, is disqualified during the process. Among the strategies allegedly outlined and adopted at the meeting included; printing lots of John Kumah photograph branded NPP T-shirts and circulating them within the constituency. By so doing, the former Alan boy would be accused of starting his political campaign on a false note, thus: at a time when official campaigning has not been opened or declared by the party, and subsequently face disqualification. When contacted, John Kumah confirmed having received such information through some of the participants but added that he is making conscious effort to gather empirical evidence on the matter and will in due course report the matter to the appropriate party authority for necessary action. END Story by Ameen Bonsu: Freelance journalist, Kumasi. For further information and interviews, please call John Kumah on 023 4763622, and Okai Kwanin (constituency chairman) on 020-6421133