The National Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC) and Parliamentary Candidate for the party in the Nadowli/Kaleo Constituency, Bernard Anbataayela Mornah has stated that he is one of the legislatures for the next Parliament waiting to be sworn into office.
Speaking on Home Radio’s Constituency Watch, Wednesday night, Mr. Mornah indicated that he was the only candidate in the 2016 parliamentary elections who had an appreciable increase of votes in the Nadowli/Kaleo constituency. He said he had moved his party’s votes magnificently from a decimal of 169 votes in the 2012 elections to 5,393 votes, representing 3,200 percentage points increase. “The magnification is simply unprecedented and the magnification will be increased by 2.5 per cent, meaning that I will sweep not less than 7,000 votes that will further reduce the votes of my opponents in the other divides, making me a member of parliament in waiting,” he boasted.
Relationship with 2016 PNC Presidential Candidate
Chairman Mornah disclosed that his relationship with Dr. Mahama Nasigri, the 2016 flag bearer of the party,” is really very bad”. He however recalled how he campaigned massively for then candidate Nasigiri Mahama in 2016, making him the sole candidate to beat Nana Addo in the presidential elections at Sankana, Bernard Mornah’s home town.
According to Hon Mornah, Dr. Mahama has been a great disappointment to the party since he accepted an ambassadorial position from the New Patriotic Party in 2017. “Former president John Agyekum Kufour offered him a ministerial position which he declined because he had not sought the consent of the Party”, Bernard Mornah indicated and wondered if Dr. Mahama had now sought the party’s consent now that he is an Ambassador at large. He opined that, the attitude of H.E Nasigiri Mahama violates the very fundamentals Dr. Mahama himself had set to guide the conduct of party executives.
The vociferous opposition leader noted that, “many individuals that used to sponsor the party had taken a backstage since his acceptance of the ambassadorial position which is currently affecting the fortunes of the party ahead of the 2020 polls”.
Reacting to criticisms of being controversial, Hon Benard Monarh stated that, “I will continue to be controversial as long as the marginalized in the society continue to suffer, and I will fight their course.” He argued that, there is so much injustice in the system particularly towards the underprivileged and that he will continue to be a strong activist against these injustices in the society. He described the NPP’s promises of “One village, one dam” and “One million dollars per Constituency” as total deceit and said there is the need for activists like him to speak out to demand the fulfilment of some of these “virtual promises”.