Eric Amankwa Blay, a defeated aspirant in the just ended NPP parliamentary primaries in Assin North Constituency has taken back some 250 bicycles he bought and donated to delegates and party executives since they did not vote for him.
Mr. Blay had shared 250 bicycles to delegates prior to the election to each of the polling stations in the constituency.
Even though he campaigned vigorously across the length and breadth of the constituency, his performance was abysmal when the final results were announced on Saturday, polling just a paltry 44 votes as against the incumbent MP Abena Duruwa Mensah who polled 389 votes.
In an interview with Adom News’ Alfred Amoh, the defeated aspirant said the motive behind the distribution of the bicycles was for campaign purposes, and for that matter, failure to endorse his candidature means you don’t like the bicycle.
The unit cost of the bicycle, according to him is ¢300. Apart from the bicycles, Mr. Blay also claims to have shared ¢200 and ¢500 to each delegate and constituency executives to endorse his candidature but they failed to do so. “I’m not taking back the money but as for the bicycles, I need them back,” he said.