The 2016 Parliamentary Candidate for the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) in Jomoro Constituency of the Western Region, Mr. Mathieu Kwao Bentho has defected to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Announcing his defection over the weekend at a press conference at Elubo, Mr Mathieu Kwao Bentho stated that the NDC remains now the best political party in Ghana.
He also added that as compared to the NPP, the NDC had done more development than the NPP and also has the development of Ghana at heart hence his decision to join the party (NDC).
“As the 2016 Parliamentary Candidate (PC), Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and with my sixteen (16) years’ experience in active and behind the scenes in politics, I have come to firmly resolved that, it is the National Democratic Congress Party (NDC) that can be trusted with the destiny and the development of this beautiful country, Ghana, hence my decision to defect and join the national democratic party”, he said.
He used the opportunity to emphasize that he was not joining the NDC to compete or fight for any position in the party but just to be an ordinary member to support the party to recapture power in 2024.
He also pledged to support the NDC’s Member of Parliament (MP) for Jomoro, Madam Dorcas Afo-Toffey to succeed.
Mr. Kwao Bentho who was the PPP Western Regional Second Vice Chairman in 2012 advised the youth of Jomoro, Ellembelle, Evalue Ajomoro-Gwira and Ghana at large that if they wish to secure their future, the NDC should be their choice not the NPP.
He, therefore, called on his followers who voted for him in 2016 to join him in NDC to help former President John Mahama win the 2024 general elections and Hon. Dorcas Afo-Toffey to rescue Ghana from collapsing.
Moreover, the leadership of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the area has welcomed him to the party and promised to work tirelessly with him to maintain the Jomoro Parliamentary seat and recapture the presidential seat for John Mahama in 2024.