Tension looms in Ketu South over relocation of party office by MP
There is a looming tension in the Ketu South branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) over the relocation of the party’s office by the Member of Parliament of the area Abla Dzifa Gomashie.
There have since been concerns among some branch executives that this new development could create divisions within the rank and file of the National Democratic Congress in the constituency over what some members believe was a wrong move by the MP.
As part of her campaign promises going into the Primaries, the then parliamentary aspirant, Dzifa Gomashie, promised to support the building of a permanent party office for the constituency.
However, it has emerged that after winning the elections, the MP was now proposing to the party to consider moving the party office to the same block that houses her personal office temporarily.
The proposal did not go on well with and some had kicked against the development.
Currently, the party pays GH¢250 monthly for the space that houses the party office where it already was in arrears for 4 months.
According to some NDC members in the constituency, this was an attempt by the MP to hijack the party, as they believed the original location of their party office was more strategic.
They also complained that the original office space allowed easy access to members of the NDC in the constituency to access it, adding that the new move to relocate it will make it difficult for others who have intentions of contesting upcoming elections in the party.
“Since the party office is in her house, the executives will not have total control over the office. Its activities will be controlled by the MP,” some aggrieved executives of the party lamented.