Unseated Member of Parliament for Akim Oda Constituency, William Agyapong Quaitoo has attributed his loss to tribalism and dislike from chiefs in his constituency.
Mr Agyapong Quaitoo, The chairman for the education committee in Parliament lost his bid to return to parliament in the primaries of the ruling party over the weekend to Alexander Akwasi Acquah.
Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Mr Quaittoo disclosed chiefs in his constituency have never hidden their dislike for him as a result of his tribe.
“There are several factors that come into play when you are looking for a candidate to represent a group. One key factor is the tribal sentiments and it played in my area and I thought that delegates will rise above that”.
“I come from a very small area called Gyadam, which has only three polling stations and it is the only Abuakwa town within the constituency. Since 1992, nobody from the Kotoku land has been an MP before and they said now they want their own to represent them, they want a kotoku person to be an MP.” He said.