The death of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kumawu, Philip Basoah, has left his family with a lot of unanswered questions. The brother of the late MP, Solomon Basoah, has made some shocking revelations, stating that his brother was not treated fairly while he was alive.
Solomon Basoah, in an interview with Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme, claimed that despite his brother’s loyalty to the New Patriotic Party (NPP), constituency executives worked against him. He further alleged that the District Chief Executive (DCE), Samuel Addae Agyekum, spread false rumours about the late MP even when he was battling for his life.
The pained brother also expressed his shock at the number of people contesting the seat, which he believes shows that they never cared about his late brother. Solomon Basoah was of the view that if his brother were alive today and going for elections, the executives would have deserted him because the majority of them were not in his camp.
It is unfortunate that politics in Ghana has become a game of power, rather than a means to serve the people. The allegations made by Solomon Basoah suggest that there may be factions within the NPP, and this is not the first time such allegations have been made against political parties in Ghana.
The upcoming by-election in Kumawu, where eight people have picked forms to contest, is a test for the NPP, and the constituency executives in particular, to prove that they truly care about the people they serve. It is important for politicians to focus on the development of their constituencies and work together to achieve the common goal of uplifting the living standards of their constituents.
These revelations made by the brother of the late MP for Kumawu, Philip Basoah, are concerning and highlight the need for politicians to focus on serving the people they represent. The upcoming by-election in Kumawu presents an opportunity for the NPP to prove that they are a united party and that they prioritize the development of their constituents above all else.