Portuphy’s Rice & Oil Politics Collapsing


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The ongoing National Democratic Congress (NDC) Constituency election results from the Volta Region, has shown that many incumbent executives, who are loyalists of Kofi Portuphy and seeking re-election, have been severely beaten and booted from office in last Friday, August 29.

From the Ketu-South Constituency for example which is regarded as the major stronghold of the ruling party, delegates rejected known agents of the National Disaster and Management Organization (NADMO) boss.

The Herald, has meanwhile received accounts of how rice, oil and other things are exchanging hands, especially in Accra. One of the Okakoi Constituencies is said to be one of the areas, where some Constituency executives were seen receiving rice and oil. One of the officers, who received the items for distribution has admitted to The Herald, the source of the items.

The contest saw the election of perceived Dan Abodakpi’s man, Mr. Agbezudor Matthew, popularly called Zingaro, a known financier of the party in the Constituency, who had a petitioned calling for his disqualification for being an NPP mole thrown out.

Zingaro’s main contender, Doe Kornyo, the NADMO Municipal Coordinator for Ketu-South in the Volta Region, had 188 votes. Two of his subordinate at NADMO, Issah Mamudu and William Mensah, were behind the petition to have Zingaro disqualified.

The incumbent chairman, Marshall Ackummey, had 261, while Mr. Agbezudor Matthew, pulled 301 votes.

Doe Kornyo, is said to have splashed posters of Kofi Portuphy in Aflao, ahead of the contest.

Other new executives are Vice-Chairman, Mr. Joseph Nyavi, Secretary- Desdeddy Foga Nukunu, Deputy Secretary, Desmond Kwaku Tsewu, Treasurer, Eric Agbodo, Deputy Treasure¬r, Yevu Foli Eklu Ameziah, Organizer, Furguson Ahorlu, Deputy Organizer, Wisdom Hope Senoo.

The rest are; Women Organizer, Cyrilla Eli Amegashiti, Deputy Women Organizer, Juliet Sosoo, Youth Organizer, Sylvanus Amedorme, Deputy Youth Organizer, Hope Robert Lamptey, Propaganda Secretary, Sylvester Kafui Nyasorgbor, Deputy Propaganda Secretary, Bright Dzila.

Before the election, these loyalists of the NADMO boss, were said to have distributed and shared lots of relief items to the delegates as a ploy to influence them.

Mr. Portuphy is also one of the Vice-Chairmen of the NDC and had been the Director of Elections for the party, he is said to be getting unpopular and losing ground.

Strong indications are that more executives from various Constituencies in the region, who belong to Mr. Portuphy’s camp would suffer similar fate.

Most NADMO executives are contesting the ongoing NDC Constituency elections across the country.

As the time of going to press, the Ketu North Constituency contest was ongoing, with the tide expected to be against the NADMO boss’ candidates.

In Akatsi South, Famous Mathew Matsi, a staff of NADMO, who contested for Vice-Chairmaship, as well as some of his colleaguealso lost the contest.

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