Ketu-South MP cries foul ahead of primaries
5/26/2012 2:02:37 PM -
The Member of Parliament for Ketu-South in the Volta region, Albert Ziga has said a win for the Deputy Minister of Finance, Fiifi Kwetey in the upcoming primaries, will be a problem for the constituency.
On Saturday, May 26, six persons including Hon. Kwetey will be contesting to unseat the Ketu-South MP.
Speaking on Citi Eyewitness News , Mr. Ziga, however, says the deputy minister's move to contest in the primaries while still at post is unconstitutional and will not go down well with people of Ketu.
'It seems he has been given a higher backing by government because over the years no public servant can contest in the primaries while still at post,' he said.
He accused the deputy finance minister of using 'government machinery' to influence the elections.
'Since 3pm, he [Kwetey], some of the deputy ministers as well as his close friends are running around in this town,' he accused.
'They have camped the delegates in a house and are refusing anyone to speak to them. But he can never win the elections; that will be a problem for some of us.'
Hon. Ziga, however, stated that he did not feel threatened by any of his contenders.