There is seeming tension brewing in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Agotime-Ziope constituency in the Volta Region.
This is because one of the traditional areas in the constituency is accusing the other of violating a rotational convention of political power there.
[contextly_sidebar id=”GwEpgAyHaJJQn892sXwji6w3UFirR9qo”]Before the Adaklu constituency became autonomous, founders and members of the NDC from the two other traditional areas; Agotime and Ziope that formed the former Ho East Constituency, passed a convention to rotate core political positions among themselves.
Members of two communities, Adaklu and Agotime have enjoyed from the roatation already, and according to Francis Kwaku, the First Constituency Treasurer of Agotime-Ziope, it is now the turn of Ziope.
The positions in contention are; Member of Parliament and District Chief Executive, where candidates presented by the beneficiary traditional area must be supported by the other two traditional areas.
But elders and youth of Ziope at a press conference on Friday alleged that two prospective candidates from Agotime have filed nominations to contest the parliamentary primary violating the convention.
This according them, is a betrayal from their colleagues in Agortime and might not build goodwill among them.
“Just as Ziope candidates were organizing themselves for the primaries, names of four Agotime citizens came up as aspirants to contest for the position of the NDC Parliamentary candidate. All attempts to explain the convention to them proved futile” he said.
They are therefore calling on national party executives to intervene for peace to prevail.
“In order for the existing peace and unity to continue in the constituency, we are appealing to the constituency, Regional and National executives to prevail on the Agotime aspirants to step down for Ziope to have their fair share of the cake” he appealed.
By: King Norbet Akpablie/citifmonline.com/Ghana