It was all excitement in Chamba, the second biggest community in the Bimbilla Constituency when three very popular National Democratic Congress executives in the town defected to the join the opposition New Patriotic Party during a visit to the community by NPP vice presidential candidate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

This interesting incident occurred on Wednesday during a tour of the Bimbilla constituency by Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia who is currently touring the Northern Region.

The three executives, Utapin Asindo, the Chairman of the NDC in the town, Alhassan Salifu – the Secretary and Edem Enyobi – the treasurer were all excited to have made the decision to join the NPP.

Speaking on behalf of the three, Alhassan Salifu said “Before anyone goes to the market, you know what exactly you want. We thought the NDC was what we wanted but we have realized that clearly, it is not a party anyone must belong to and that the NPP is the right party for all; the Party which has the welfare of the people truly at heart. Coming from the NDC we can boldly say that it is not a party which is concerned about the welfare of anyone including its own members. All the leadership of the party from the National to the constituency level is interested in is winning political power and not helping uplift the people or improving the lives of the electorate and that is why we have decided to join the NPP.

Many were surprised when some of us indicated our desire to join the NPP but I can tell you that we have tasted both sides and we are fully convinced that the NPP is a far better party than the NDC. The NPP is tolerant, it is welcoming, it is not divisive and above all it is committed to our welfare”, he said.

Taking his turn to talk briefly, Utapin Asindo, the chairman, pledged that as a grassroots campaigner for the past 20 years, he would put his rich experience and contacts in Chamba and other parts of the Bimbilla constituency to the disposal of the NPP by canvassing votes for the party from farm to farm and door to door.

“The same way we ensured that the NDC becomes dominant in Bimbilla till the emergence of Hon. Nitiwul, that is the same way we would ensure that Bimbilla becomes a stronghold of the NPP”, he added.

Edem Enyobi on his part stated that since joining the NPP, he had decided to also help the party sell its message and bring relief to the people in his own small way. He indicated that as a Doctor, he had decided to circumcise male babies for free in the name of the NPP as a way of getting into households and selling the message of the NPP.
The three were welcomed into the NPP by Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and the Member of Parliament for the area, Dominic Nitiwul.

Dr. Bawumia expressed his delight that the three had finally seen the light and the good intentions of the NPP. He asked the people to ignore the vile propaganda which some parties were noted for and to look out for the party which is committed to their welfare.

He asked the people to vote massively for Nana Akufo-Addo come December as Nana Akufo-Addo was a visionary and a great leader who had demonstrated his commitment to the ordinary Ghanaian since the 1970s and someone who was truly concerned about seeing Ghanaians live a better life.