The National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams, has described as “not surprising,’ “the alleged bribery of delegates in the run up to the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) parliamentary primaries on Saturday.
According to Mr. Adams, the NPP has always shown signs of seeking to bribe the electorate to win votes, even when they are contesting polling station executive positions.
The parliamentary primaries recorded some shocking defeats and fascinating victories.
While some defeated candidates accepted the results and pledged to work for the party to win political power, others said the polls had been rigged because delegates were influenced with money.
A Former General Secretary of the NPP, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, has also decried what he said was the high level of ‘monecracy’ exhibited by the party’s delegates and parliamentary aspirants during the primaries.
But Kofi Adams on Accra-based Okay FM noted that the NDC has learnt a lot of lessons with regard to the behaviours exhibited by the opposition party,
“I was not surprised at all when I heard that aspirants are bribing delegates to vote for them because with NPP, one needs to expect anything from them. We have really learnt so many things from what happened.”
He continued: “Yes I know that a candidate needs to show appreciation, but what the NPP exhibited in their primaries was nothing to write home about.”