Parliamentary candidate caught in alleged massive vote buying in Offinso South Constituency

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The attention of the media has been drawn to information within the corridors of the Offinso South Constituency, purported to be emanating from the camp of one of the aspiring candidates of the Offinso South NPP Primaries.

The candidate, Dr. Isaac Yaw Opoku who also doubles as the Executive Director of the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) has been accused by some party sympathizers in the constituency of doing the bidding of former Chief Executive Officer of Cocoa Board, Dr. Stephen Kwabena Opuni who is sponsoring him.

Some of the worried NPP members who spoke to also produced pictures to buttress their claim that Dr. Yaw Opoku is allegedly bribing delegates in the constituency with various items and cash including Ghc4,000, 32” TV set, Mobile Phone, Knapsack Sprayer and a hair drier for each delegate.

The most intriguing aspect of this whole money machine weapon according to information available to this portal is that, he has strategically budgeted to sort out only five hundred and twenty (520) delegates out of the over six hundred and ninety-eight (698) Delegates from the Offinso South Constituency.

The five hundred and twenty (520) delegates who received the items from the candidate have been made to take an oath never to disclose the package to the remaining 178 delegates as they have been sidelined because of perceptions that they belong to opposing camps.

The beneficiaries were allegedly coerced into swearing in the name of the all ‘powerful’ Ashanti deity, antoa nyamaa and other gods to keep their lips tight and to vote for the candidate.

Some Constituency executives are said to be angry at the turn of events and have accused the Dr. Yaw Opoku’s supporters of being those who rained curses on NPP National Executive Council members and Constituency executives.

They said the candidate has earned the nickname Dr. ‘duabor’ in the constituency because of the uncouth actions of his supporters and assigns.

One of the constituency executives said ‘’If you’re a delegate from Offinso South Constituency, and you have not been given any package from the camp of Dr. Isaac Yaw Opoku, it’s obvious you’re one of those delegates who has been sidelined. Delegates should be admonished to know that power belongs to them and shouldn’t allow anybody to intimidate them with their so called gods.’’




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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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