The NDC's Central regional branch has served notice to the Patriotic Party (NPP) that it will not allow the sharing of money to the electorate nor be intimidated by the governing party's Invincible Forces in the upcoming by-election as happened recently in the Kumawu by-election.
"We will fight for our rights since it is against the electoral laws in this country to influence an electorate with money ahead of polls,” Prof Kofi Asiedu, the Central Regional Chairman has warned.
Speaking at a press conference organised by the Central Regional and Assin North executives of the NDC, today, Friday, May 26, 2023, ahead of the Assin North by-election, Prof Asiedu stressed: “If NPP is saying they are extending what happened at Kumawu to Assin North we are waiting.
"I’ll not destroy my reputation because of a by-election," he added.
He served notice that the Central regional NDC has the youngest executives of the party who are ready to defend their rights in every manner.
“If NPP thinks they are coming to have their way like what happened at Kumawu, then they are joking," he asserted, asking the governing NPP to "bear in mind that they can influence an ignorant person to vote for you without a message but in Central Region, I want to put it on record that this is where education started and we will not allow ourselves to be influenced with money."
“The people of Central Region can analyse issues very well before voting so if NPP influences them with money then we are going to influence them with conscious[ness] and words of wisdom that will let them know what they have to vote for continuity for development since NPP doesn’t think about development anymore,” he added.