An aspiring Parliamentary candidate of the Ayawaso Central Constituency, Carl Dey, has denied claims that he was seeking to infiltrate the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Carl Dey, is being accused by the executives, including former MP for the area, Sheikh I.C Quaye, of being a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Carl Dey, is said to hail from the Volta Region, and in the mind of ex-Greater Accra Regional Minister, he is an NDC supporter based on his tribe.
The same Sheikh I.C Quaye in 2011, did a similar thing against NPP stalwart, Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, by heavily campaigning against his bid to become the NPP Regional Chairman for Greater Accra.
In the contest, despite Nana Akufo-Addo’s admonishment to his party supporters to back Dr. Nyaho Tamakloe, Sheikh I.C Quaye, led a strong campaign against him, pushing for Ishmael Ashitey, a former Minister for Fisheries in the Kufuor administration.
Last Friday, when Carl Dey, turned up at the party’s constituency office to pick up his forms, he was literally heckled by executives for being an NDC. The NPP constituency executives, are controlled by the old Sheikh I.C Quaye nicknamed, “Tsunami”.
However, speaking on Eyewitness News, Carl Dey, categorically denied that he was a member of the NDC.
“I am not a member of the NDC and I want to make it clear. I have always been a member of the NPP. I am known within the region, locally and internationally. That idea is wrong and it must be dismissed”
Mr. Dey, said supporters in the constituency were denying because of”a little misunderstanding” propelled some party members to heckle and deny him an opportunity to contest the primaries.
Carl Dey, was optimistic of his victory in the upcoming primaries, saying “I could win the seat and because I think I could, I want to be given the chance.”
He pointed out that he would not have taken the pain to contest the elections, if had not done his “underground checks.”
Dey clarified that though he was not denied an opportunity to pick the forms, but they were only asked to proceed to the National Headquarters, where he secured his forms.
“I have my forms as I speak and I will be contesting at the Ayawaso Central Constituency by the grace of God”.