A member of the NDC, who was allegedly conducting opinion polls in the Jaman South Constituency of the Brong Ahafo Region on the popularity of President Mills, has told Citi News he is disappointed at how the party is handling the matter.
Alex Twene, who describes himself as an avowed NDC activist, was dragged to the Sampa Police Station three days ago for allegedly conducting secret polls for Nana Konadu on President Mills’ popularity and whether he should run again in 2012.
Alex Twene nonetheless, describes himself as a staunch Mills supporter. His accusers say he told his interviewees he was doing the polls on behalf of the party, an accusation he has denied. Alex Twene was granted bail after few hours and asked to report next week.
Mr. Twene describes the turn of events as a storm in a tea cup, and expressed his dissatisfaction. Alex Twene is in trouble for conducting opinion polls on President Mills’ popularity in the Jaman South Constituency in the Brong Ahafo Region.
Meanwhile, the Sampa District Police Commander, Superintendent Henry Amankwatia has told Citi News that after hearing from Mr. Twene and his accusers, he called one of the numbers on the form and incidentally that happened to be Nana Konadu’s number.
He said Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings could not confirm or deny knowledge of the man in question as well the poll he was carrying out. He said after interrogating the matter, he realized that the young man did nothing wrong.
Speaking to Citi News on the matter, NDC General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketsia noted that the party was not against a poll by any individual or group but cannot allow the party’s name to be used in such exercises.
According to him, the man in question is reported to have said that he works at the National Headquarters of the NDC and that he had been sent by the Party’s executives to conduct the poll.
Mr. Asiedu Nketsia said the Party did not care whether Nana Konadu was behind the said poll or not but cautioned that the party will not allow people to misuse the name of the party for their parochial interest.