Newly elected Parliamentary Candidate for Ningo/Prampram, Sam George Nettey would have thrown the area into a state of turmoil if he had lost yesterday’s election, Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party, Ade Coker has said.
Prior to the election, Sam George alleged that Mr. Ade Cooker had ensured that over 3,000 names of his supposed supporters had been deleted from the party’s biometric voters register much to his detriment.
He saw the action by the Greater Accra Regional party Chairman as a deliberate attempt to favour his opponent who is also the incumbent MP for the area, Enoch Teye Mensah.
“Ade Coker has finally succeeded in ensuring a lot of the people who would vote for me are left out. My name has even been taken off the register,” he alleged.
Sam George beat his former political ‘god-father’ and NDC heavy weight E.T Mensah, in one of the fiercest race in the just ended primaries.
Certified results declared by the Electoral Commission official from 22 polling stations gave Samuel Nartey George, 4,910 votes representing 53.4% of total votes with E.T Mensah polling 2,831 representing 38.5%.
But speaking on Okay FM, Mr Ade Coker stated that Sam George who is a Presidential Staffer unnecessarily raised tension in the area in his bid to win the coveted seat.
“Sam George would have caused mayhem in Ningo/Prampram if he was beaten by E.T Mensah. He made such outrageous allegations about me. How can I cause about 3,000 names to be expunged froma voters register? It is practically impossible to do such a thing.”
Meanwhile, Sam George has extended an olive branch to veteran politician E.T Mensah.
“I and Hon ET Mensah together will deliver this seat for the NDC come 2016 and we will deliver it together for His Excellency John Dramani Mahama” he said in an interview Monday.
The Presidential staffer expressed his regret with the confusion that rocked the race between him and E.T Mensah, and asked the former to accept him as his son.