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NPP Aspirant takes back his 250 bicycles after shocking defeat

A defeated aspirant in the just-ended primaries of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has taken back his donation of 250 bicycles he made to delegates and party executives.

Eric Amankwa Blay who was said to have given the bicycles to the delegates before the June 21 primary elections, was said to have campaigned vigorously across the length and breadth of the constituency.

However, that did not reflect in the outcome of the primaries in his area.

Running against the incumbent Member of Parliament, Abena Duruwa Mensah, Eric Amankwa Blay gained 44 votes, while his opponent secured 389 to seal a resounding victory.

Explaining his rationale for taking back the donated bicycles from the delegates after his defeat, a disappointed Amankwa Blay told Adom Online; “I’m not taking back the money but as for the bicycles, I need them back,” he said.

Asides the GH¢300 unit cost of the bicycles, Blay claims he also shared a cash amount of GH¢200 and GH¢500 to each delegate and constituency executives to endorse his candidature but they failed to do so.

He added that failure to endorse his candidature means the delegates did not appreciate the bicycles.

Some party delegates and polling station executives, reacting to the move said they were disappointed the donated bicycles were taken back by Mr. Blay and his supporters.

NPP secretary of Assin North Constituency, Emmanuel Asamoah said the leadership of the party will soon meet Mr Eric Amankwa Blay to find an amicable solution.


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