Concern Citizens of Sunyani East NPP hits on the streets
About 500 supporters and sympathisers of Mr. George Kumi, a
parliamentary aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Sunyani
East Constituency have held a massive demonstration in the Sunyani
The supporters wearing red bands and party t-shirts which bears the
image of Mr. George Kumi, were also holding placards to express their
displeasure on a marginal one vote loss by Mr. George Kumi in the NPP
Constituency Parliamentary Primary on Saturday, June 13th at Pastoral
Centre in Sunyani.
According to the leaders and organisers of the demonstration, the
incumbent Kwasi Ameyaw-Cheremeh was declared winner through fouls mean
again both the Municipal Director of Electoral Commission (Yaw Opoku),
the Chairman of Constituency Elections Committee and the entire
Constituency Executives acted unfairly which aided Ameyaw Cheremeh to
They are added that, “The Municipal Director of Elections, Yaw Opoku
compromised his position to the advantage of Hon. Ameyaw who was his
mate in school to the election.”
The organisers alleged that the Director of Electoral Commission
opposed to their appeal when Mr. Kumi’s agent called for a recount,
saying, “He was in charge and nobody could teach him his work.”
The route of the demonstration started from the forecourt of the
Sunyani Post Office the principal streets of Sunyani and ended at the
catering rest house.
The information on the placards read; No Kumi No Vote, Let My Vote
Count, Kumi is our hope, Kumi go independent, Ameyaw stole our ballot,
Sunyani East Executives are robbers, etc.
The leaders of the demonstration sent a letter of petition to the
Regional Secretariat of the New Patriotic Party in Sunyani stating
that the protest is to draw the attention of the leaders of NPP to
rise up to its mandate of being a democratic pace setter.
The Regional Secretary of the Party, Mr. Alfred Aryeh appealed to them
to calm down and come together as one family whilst they prepare to
forward the letter of petition to the party’s headquarters in Accra.
Mr. George Kumi, a former Ambassador to Libya and also High
Commissioner to Nigeria in the Former President John Agyekum Kuffour
administration, had 387 votes while the incumbent Mr. Kwasi
Ameyaw-Cheremeh had 388 votes in the keenly contested election.
By: Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku (Mr. KOK)