#PulseElections NDC 'traitors' being sponsored by NPP to cause Bagbin's defeat - Asiedu Nketia

Asiedu Nketia also dispelled rumours that President John Mahama is sponsoring a candidate to unseat the member of parliament for Nadowli Kaleo.

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The General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the New Patriotic Party (NPP) of using NDC 'traitors' to cause the defeat of its longest serving Member of Parliament (MP) and Majority Leader, Alban Bagbin, in the December vote.

Asiedu Nketia also dispelled rumours that President John Mahama is sponsoring a candidate to unseat the MP for Nadowli Kaleo.

His comments follow tension in the Nadowli Kaleo Constituency that the president is working against the electoral fortunes of Bagbin.

He made the comments during a campaign tour of the Upper West Region Wednesday.

He said: "President Mahama is not sponsoring any candidate in Nadowli Kaleo and no genuine NDC person is sponsoring any other candidate in Nadowli Kaleo. So our one and only candidate is Alban Babgin,

"It is not everybody who want Bagbin in Parliament and those who dread his name want to find ways of removing him from Parliament. But if they come frontally they know they will be defeated. So they are coming through us, the NDC people.

"The NPP, the name they fear in Parliament is Bagbin. They go behind and use some of the NDC people so that they will appear to be attacking from within and then NPP will say it is his own people who are fighting him we don't have anything to do with it.

"It is a lie. It is NPP that is using playable NDC hands to execute that agenda and Nelson Mandela says a traitor is worse than the enemy himself."

It will be recalled that Bagbin launched scathing attacks on president Mahama in the early days of his administration.

He accused Mahama of appointing his family and friends. Asked why he is criticising the president publicly, he claimed he does not have access to the president so he will advise him in public.

Their frosty relationship was resolved when he was appointed as the Majority Leader and also as member of the 'three wise men.'



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