Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Akwatia in the Eastern region Baba Jamal has stated that the locals at the Ayawaso East Constituency were panicking over his intention to contest for the seat in the constituency hence the confusion.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) recently ended their party elections throughout the country to elect Executives to represent the arty at the national level.
Baba Jamal said that, the locals have panicked because they have the thoughts that his presence in he district means he was testing his strength considering his demeanour in the opposition party, as has been rumoured by supporters of the NDC.
He has however indicated that he has no plans of contesting for the seat for now.
The former NDC MP lost his seat in Parliament at the just ended 2016 general elections to Hon. Mercy Ama Sey, who used to be a hairdresser prior to winning power on the ticket of the ruling party the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Baba Jamal was blocked from casting his vote as a government appointee during the just ended constituency elections of the NDC when some irate youth stormed the election grounds and prevented him[Baba Jamal] from entering the conference [Nima Cluster of Schools, near the Nima Police Station ]to cast his vote.
All efforts to convince the youth and Election Committee to allow Baba Jamal to cast his vote fell on death-ears. Theyâ€™d contended that if Baba Jamal is allowed to vote, he will gain roots in the area and ostensibly force himself on the people as their Parliamentary Candidate.
He stated while speaking on Kasapa FM that he decided not to alight from the car to cast the election after seeing that the tension at the polling station was increasing.
He said,â€œThe decision I took was the best because by now we would have heard a different story altogether. There might have been some casualties to the confusion if I had insisted on still voting. I told them, look, if this thing will create a problem then let’s go back and I withdrawn. And that doesnâ€™t mean Iâ€™m not a registered member there. In the process of the voting my name was mentioned three times, but if because of me thereâ€™ll be problems, I decided that let me withdraw. Thatâ€™s what happened and nothing elseâ€.