The Concerned Youths of the mfantseman constituency have kicked against the plan selection of the widow of the murdered Member of Parliament (MP), Mr Ekow Quansah Hayford as the new Parliamentary Candidate for 2020 polls.
But the Concerned Youth of the Constituency had asked the NEC to rather consider Mr. James Korsah – Brown as the replacement of the late Member of Parliament ( MP) Ekow Quansah Hayford to help retain the party’s seat in the Coming December 2020 polls.
The name of Mrs Ophelia Hayford, the wife of the deceased MP had come up strongly and sources say the National Executive Council (NEC) of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was considering presenting her soon.
“ We recommend Mr. James Korsah – Brown to the NEC to be the replacement of our deceased MP as he is known to be active and has immensely contributed his quota towards the development of Mfantseman Constituency” , the youth have said.
In a press statement signed on Wednesday, Mr. Edward Afful Agyire, the conveyor of the group appealed to NEC to halt its decision and have a proper dialogue with stakeholders before a suitable and formidable candidate could be appointed and presented.
The statement said the decision on a successor should be done with a full consideration into the future development and for the good people of Mfantseman.
It noted that if the NEC refused to pay heed to their concerns, then the Party may lose the seat to the opposition party in the 2020 election.
It emphatically raised concerns that the “ No wife no Vote” placards and chanting at the house of the late MPs house was not a representation made of their interest as a party.
The statement said that the intended decision by NEC has already started dividing the party in the constituency since some party faithful have threatened to vote against it.
Sources say Mrs Ophelia Hayford has resigned from the Ghana Police Service.
“ We have never seen the wife of the late MP on any political campaign in the constituency, we are not aware if she is a card bearing member of the party or not, “ He added.