Broadcaster and journalist, Captain Smart says he’s observed a trend since the days of former president John Agyekum Kufuor.
According to him, anytime there are tensions in Suhum the New Patriotic Party (NPP) loses elections.
“Anytime there is trouble in Suhum, NPP loses elections. Whenever Suhum boils, NPP loses elections. Given that the NPP boycotted the 1992 polls, Smart drew an electoral trajectory starting from 1996 to back his claim. According to him, in the 1996 polls, it took the intervention of then candidate John Agyekum Kufuor and other party stalwarts to intervene in Suhum with 44 sewing machines to “calm down people.
“J. A. Kufuor, it was easy for him to win the 1996 elections despite Rawlings’ machinations, Kufuor could have won that election but because there was trouble at Suhum, we lost the election. In 2008, when the decision to uproot Opare Ansah came up, I predicted to the then chairman that whatever happens to Opare Ansah, I don’t care.
“This Suhum whirlwind that is going on, if not carefully dealt with, what has started with overwhelm the party,” he warned.