It’s not my duty to teach MPs how they should vote – John Boadu ‘hits’ back at Carlos Ahenkorah


It’s not my duty to teach MPs how they should vote – John Boadu ‘hits’ back at Carlos Ahenkorah

Carlos Ahenkorah, Parliamentarian for Tema West, blamed the New Patriotic Party of not showing leadership in the selection of the Speaker of the eighth parliament, in his explanation for his intention to grab ballot papers.

On Okay FM, Carlos Ahenkorah said that while Asiedu Nketia, the general secretary of the National Democratic Congress, used hand signals to dictate to his MPs how they ought to act at night, the general secretary of the NPP is no where to be found.

He said the purpose he grabbed the ballots and supposedly nibbled some was to compel a re-run of the elections, but by submitting to the NDC’s demand that Alban Bagbin be proclaimed the winner, his leaders disappointed him.

Carlos Ahenkorah has replied to these comments by John Boadu, who was also in Parliament that night.

He fulfilled his responsibilities as planned, as per Boadu, and was in frequent touch with the hierarchy of the NPP MPs to ensure that the objective of the party in the polls were accomplished.

Masa he should stop saying that. I went inside the chamber but the NDC MPs protested. We dealt with the leadership of NPPs MPs. If I sat at the top to do sign language, what would happen. I was at the lobby, he can verify from Afenyo-Markin and the leadership and he will know what we did. Even when they finished counting the votes and the incident happened, I had to go to the lobby. I was there throughout, from 10 am to 10pm”.

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John Boadu said he could not be held for some NPP MPs’ voting choice against the party’s preference.

On Okay FM, he told Ahenkorah that he had no contribution to make as General Secretary in determining who the party’s MPs were planning to vote in.

As an MP, if not for issues, is it the General Secretary’s duty to show you where you should vote. You are 137 plus an independent candidate making 138, so if everyone voted for our candidate, would there be an issue. Do you need a General Secretary do sign language before you vote? What are we saying? What did he want me to do. Tell him to pick ballot papers? We should stop saying that

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