A Polling Station Youth Organizer at Agona Duakwa CMB Cocoa Shed, Malik Iddrisu, has stabbed the New Patriotic Party in Agona East in the back by defecting to the NDC.
Malik Iddrisu, who holds an executive position in the party, until recently, was actively involved in the political discourses of the NPP in Agona East Constituency.
As a delegate, he voted in the just ended parliamentary primaries that was organized by the party for orphan constituencies in the country including Agona East. The election, which was conducted on 28th September, 2019 at Agona Mensakrom in Agona East, saw Prof Kwesi Yankah emerging as the winner.
Prior to the elections, Malik was an active campaigner for one of the aspirants, Dr Kennedy Abrokwa. Malik Iddrisu, took to social media attacking the very person of the renowned professor and Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education.
Malik, who for sometime now, has been suspected by some party executives of leaking sensitive information to the opposition, confirmed his disloyalty when he was seen in a rally with the Member of Parliament for Agona East Queenstar Pokua Sawyer in Agona Duakwa.
The embattled Polling Station Youth Organizer, after losing an internal primaries to the incumbent Assemblyman of Zongo/Ankobea electoral area in Agona Duakwa, decided to switch camp with the NDC to contest again the current assemblyman who is contesting for the second time.
His connection with the NDC leadership, as many pictures of his meetings with them have flooded social media, seeks to sabotage the NPP by mobilizing the youth of the area to support the NDC candidate in the next general elections.
Whilst it is believed that some internal party executives are behind this move, his arrogant posture and constant attacks on the Parliamentary Candidate of the NPP is fueled by the crude tactics of the MP of Agona East.
Is it not strange that he continues to hold his position as a polling station and youth wing executive member?
Since that same electoral area is where Prof Yankah is a registered voter, they are committed to such mischievous conducts for political gains.
The unpopular Malik Iddrisu is likely to lose the elections and to end a possible career in politics.
If that happens, he will join the brigade of several unsuccessful politicians who switched camps and never became relevant in Ghana’s politics.
As a political analyst, I think it will be wise to crack the whip on Malik Iddrisu per the party’s laid down rules and regulations to serve as a deterrent to others. It is imperative that the regional and National executives veer into this matter and find amicable solution to it due to the failure of the entire constituency and disciplinary committee to deal with it.
I have no doubt Professor Kwesi Yankah will win the 2020 parliamentary elections considering the number of developmental projects, connection with the grassroot, the leadership of the district, his visibility and his down to earth character. However, we have to let the systems of the party work to avoid further perpetrators ahead of 2020 elections.