I paid constituents to reduce 'NO' votes against Mahama – Appoh

Out of the over two million party members expected to cast their votes, 61,836 voted 'No' representing 4.90% in relation to President Mahama’s candidature in 265 out of 275 constituencies.

Rachel Appoh

A former deputy minister at the Ministry of Gender and Social Protection, Rachel Appoh has revealed that she had to pay her constituents to reduce the NO votes against President Mahama during NDC’s primaries last saturday.

Mahama received an overwhelming 95% endorsement, having polled 1,199,118 'Yes' votes representing 95.10%.Out of the over two million party members expected to cast their votes, 61,836 voted 'No' representing 4.90% in relation to President Mahama’s candidature in 265 out of 275 constituencies.

However, Rachel Appoh has told Accra-based Kasapa Fm, that “I worked tirelessly before managing to reduce the NO VOTE against the President. The people wanted to vote against President Mahama because they feel they have been denied the LEAP initiative by the Gender and Social Protection Ministry. If you look at the District LEAP initiative poverty ranking, we are second and so my people do not understand why they should be denied that initiative.”

“I had to spend for the NO VOTE against the President to get reduced to 350. Even with this figure, I cried, begged and paid some money to some people before I was able to achieve that,” Appoh added.

President Mahama has however indicated that the NO votes against him implies that the NDC party accepts dissenting views.

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