A Known critic of the Akufo-Addo-led administration and an activist of the opposition National Democratic Congress in the Asawase Constituency   of the Ashanti Region, Murtala Mohammed has announced his defection to the ruling New Patriotic Party.

His decision to join the NPP, a party he has always criticized came as a surprise to many including NPP members in the constituency.

He played a pivotal role in securing victory for  Mubarak Muntaka in the 2016 general elections.

His decision followed what he described as massive and unprecedented development in the Zongo communities by the Akufo-Addo led government.

Announcing his decision to the media in a conference, he also cited the payment of Arabic tutors and the smooth arrangement of Hajj pilgrimage under the NPP government as other reasons for joining the ruling party.

“I am with full conviction that if Ghanaians renew the mandate of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, NPP will be better placed for everyone. I urged especially my Zongo sisters and brothers to work hard to ensure continuity of this administration for the betterment of the entire Ghanaian people”, he said

He pledged to use his influence to help the NPP secure the Asawase parliamentary seat in the December polls.

Parliamentary candidate for the NPP in the Asawase constituency, Alhaji Alidu Seidu said the party has welcomed Prince Akuta wholeheartedly into the NPP.

“In 2016 I remember during our mini rallies, night rallies, one day we were at Asawase, by the time I got to Aboabo number one, Akuta was there with his team, campaigning. When we left there, before I got to Adukrom Bola, he was there organising another programme. So, I saw him as one of the guys who can torment our ways of doing things and our campaign, and he did the same thing. So on the basis of that, I know what he can do. So, if today he has joined us, we are more than excited to welcome him. That was why I called on him to put in the efforts he put when he was with the NDC in this our campaign, because like I said earlier, Asawase is now or never. With him, I strongly believe that our chances will be much brighter than before”, he said

Alhaji Seidu called on party members to embrace the new entrant since the NPP is a party that does not discriminate and a party for everyone.

By: Felicia Gyasiwaah Dadzie / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / feliciagyasiwaah9@gmail.com / Ghana / 2020

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