ABOUT 200 frustrated National Democratic Congress (NDC) members at Sawaba in the Asawase Constituency in Kumasi have defected from the party to join the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Led by one Saddat said to be an outspoken member of the NDC in the densely populated Muslim area, the angry group, mostly youth, said they have been disappointed by the President Mahama-led administration.
They said they have decided to leave the NDC and join the NPP which has knowledgeable and competent men who can save the country from its current hopeless state when voted into power in 2016.
Confirming the mass defection on Nhyira FM in Kumasi, Saddat stated that the hardship confronting Ghanaians due to the NDC government’s poor leadership style influenced their decision to leave the party.
He pointed out that President Mahama’s numerous campaign promises to the electorate, prior to the 2012 elections, have so far not been fulfilled.
According to him, living conditions in the country were better for Ghanaians under the President Kufuor-led NPP administration.
Saddat complained that the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), School Feeding Programme and all the other numerous programmes introduced by the NPP administration had collapsed under the NDC government.
He bemoaned the high unemployment rate in the country, high tariffs and the energy crisis which has crippled businesses.
Saddat explained that he and the other 199 people were not leaving the NDC because of their personal gains, noting that they were leaving because they want the NPP to salvage Ghana from its current economic mess.
He said he used three months to organise and convince the 200 NDC members to cross carpet to the NPP, assuring that he and his group would campaign vigorously to help the NPP win more votes in the 2016 polls.
Meanwhile, Brogya Genfi, the Ashanti Regional NDC Youth Organiser, has confirmed that indeed Saddat is an ardent member of the NDC who has decided to leave the party due to some concerns he (Saddat) had raised.
He said on the same network that the NDC would not allow Saddat to leave the party to join the NPP, disclosing that “I started talking to Saddat to rescind his decision to leave the NDC three weeks ago and I will continue to convince him to stay with the NDC.”
Source: Daily Guide