Former Deputy Trade Minister and Member of Parliament for Tema West Honorable Carlos Ahenkorah is in more trouble as some polling station executives in his constituency are calling for his removal as MP.

Carlos came under fire last week after he admitted in several interviews that he visited registration centers for the ongoing voters ID card registration although he knew he tested positive for COVID-19.

Several Ghanaians called for his removal as a deputy minister after the revelation. The President accepted his resignation on July 3.

Meanwhile, Carlos’ woes aren’t over yet. Three New Patriotic Party polling station executives in Tema West, Ishmael Asiedu (polling station secretary), Michael Akuffo (polling station chairman) and Samuel Asante Amankwa (polling station youth organiser) are calling on the New Patriotic Party to replace him as an candidate for the 2020 elections.

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“We the undersigned polling station executives of the Tema West Constituency NPP are calling for the withdrawal of the candidature of Hon. Kingsley Carlos Ahenkorah as the party’s parliamentary candidate for the upcoming national parliamentary elections to be held December 2020,” the wrote in a petition submitted to the General Secretary of the party, Mr John Boadu.

“His conduct of visiting registration centres while he had been tested positive for Covid-19 and been advised to isolate himself, constitute an act of irresponsibility and recklessness on his part. Such a conduct is not only irresponsible but also criminal as he knew that he had tested positive.”

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“Clearly the Honourable did not obey the Covid-19 protocols and totally disregarded the presidential directives on Covid-19. Hon, Kingsley Carlos Ahenkorah has not shown any leadership but has rather put the NPP’s name into disrepute and public ridicule, and civil society is looking at what disciplinary measures will be meted out to him by the party.”

“He has caused so many problems by this act to the extent that marketing him in the constituency to maintain our seat in parliament will be very difficult. We are, therefore, calling for his withdrawal as our party candidate, especially because his conduct is in breach of the party’s constitution as captured in Article 4 Clause 7, 1 (s) which states that a member shall not bring the name of the party into disrepute or public ridicule,” the petitioners added.


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