The Chairman for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Melton Kings in the United Kingdom, Amansan Osei Frimpong, has slammed the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), for spewing lies following the shooting incident recorded on Thursday during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
Appearing on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, he said, the NDC intentionally orchestrated the incident in order to cast the government and Electoral Commission in a bad light.
“It was a ploy by the NDC because they knew they were not going to win the by-election,” he said.
He told host Kwabena Agyapong the leaders of NDC were also contradicting themselves with their sperate narration of what transpired at the La Bawaleshie polling station.
He said, the NDC knew they were going to loose the race but developed a plan to get people to boycott the election but the plot failed.
He disputed claims by some section of the public that the low turnout recorded was because the government was now unpopular.
To him, voters would have rather come out in their numbers to vote against the NPP.
Mr Frimpong said the NDC made several attempts to denigrate the NPPs candidate Lydia Alhassan but their agenda failed woefully.
Commenting on the withdrawal by the NDC he said, the party was not courageous enough and could not be emphatic with the decision because the candidate for the party, Delali Bremping, was still asking people to go out and vote.
Some leaders of the NDC he alleged threatened bloodshed and specifically mentioned Sammy Gyemfi, the Communications Officer for inciting party members , to wield knifes, guns and cutlasses to defend themselves after they started spewing the lies about attacks on them.
Reacting to the comments by the NPP officer, Siedu Kabore, the Eastern regional Organizer for the NDC said, the NPP has failed the constituents hence the low voter turnout.
In his view, the voter turnout shows how disappointed Ghanaians have become.
He said, the NPP would not have won the poll if the over 88,000 voters had come out to vote.