NPP Primaries: Palgrave Boakye Danquah deny forcing Abuakwa North delegates to swear by black stool

NPP Palgrave Boakye Danquah
FEB 12, 2024 LISTEN
Palgrave Boakye Danquah

Government spokesperson for governance and security, Palgrave Boakye Danquah, who contested the Abuakwa North Parliamentary primary of the NPP has denied allegations suggesting that he coerced delegates in the constituency to swear by sitting on a black stool as a pledge of their votes.

In the primary held on January 27, Mr. Boakye Danquah competed against the incumbent MP, Gifty Twum-Ampofo, and two other candidates, Nana Ampaw Addo-Frimpong, also known as Buffalo and Nana Kwame Manfe.

Unfortunately, Boakye Danquah only garnered 76 votes, trailing behind the incumbent MP, who received 202 votes, and Nana Ampaw Addo-Frimpong, who secured 222 votes to emerge the winner.

Following the election, allegations surfaced, accusing the government spokesperson of forcing delegates to pledge allegiance to him.

In response, Palgrave Boakye Danquah refuted these claims, emphasizing that he never instructed his campaign team to compel delegates to swear allegiance by sitting on a black stool before the election. He describes the reports as attempts to tarnish his character, reiterating his commitment to his Christian faith and principles.

He received reports that some members of his campaign team distributed eggs to delegates, a situation he deeply regrets.

He stated, "I was not aware that the delegates were being given eggs when they came to my house. I was later informed about the incident and I wish to apologize to any delegate who experienced this ordeal."

Mr. Boakye Danquah urged delegates and residents of Abuakwa North to forge ahead and unite for the development of the constituency.

He extended his support to the newly elected parliamentary candidate, expressing his readiness to collaborate with him and the constituency executives to develop the area.

Kwabena Nyarko
Kwabena Nyarko

Eastern Region CorrespondentPage: KwabenaNyarko