The flow of mining money to delegate voters at the just ended New Patriotic Party Delegates Conference in Accra did not influence voters as they rejected John Boadu and his boy Fuseini Abanga.
On the youth front, Abanga who was tipped as favourite ahead of Salam Mustapha due to his extravagant spending jamboree lost byore than 60 votes. Salam was elected National Youth Organizer of The New Patriotic Party at the end of the day polling 255 as against Abanga’s 191.
The following is the breakdown of the keenly contested youth election:
Fuseini Abanga 191
Salam Mustapha 255
Prince Kamal 101
On John Boadu, events on the ground showed Lawyer Justin Kodua was going to defeat him squarely. Several party members of the New Patriotic Party are now revealing and guessing why they think John Boadu, incumbent NPP General Secretary lost woefully to Justin Frimpong Kodua although he outspent the latter.
Justin Kodua defeated John Baodu with more than 300 votes to poll over 2800 votes as against John Boadu’s over 2500 votes and heavy spending.
Sources familiar with development told MyNewsGh.com that thousands of cedis was shared by John Boadu last-minute to Delegates with the hope of tilting the tide in his favour but faile; whereas his boy Fuseini Abanga had been spending from the very day he joined the youth contest.
Mr. Abanga made mining a central theme of his youth campaign promising to introduce the youth to community mining while sharing Ghc1000, Ghc2000 and sometimes as much as Ghc5000 to Delegates.
MyNewsGh has been reporting how Party members and Delegates ascribed various reasons for John Boadu’s defeat citing his lack of respect for Party grassroots, his mafia tactics among others as reasons for his defeat.
The signs of his defeat were clear when the party Delegates hooted at him and Chairman Wontumi at the Accra venue of the conference.
The reasons for the defeat are listed as Arrogance, selective campaign, not helping the grassroots of the party among others.
Many party member said they only saw the humility of John Boadu only at the conference venue. Before then, they had a view of him as being arrogant and unapproachable.
Party functionaries including even Members of Parliament and Constituency executives lament how John Boadu doesn’t even pick their calls or reply to their messages.
Many of them were waiting for him to teach him a lesson.
Also John Boadu’s relationship with socialite Afia Schwarzenegger is also believed to have gone against him. Afia Schwarzenegger claims John Boadu is on her speed dial and she often calls him to clarify gossips he is privy to.
At a time he refused to pick party members calls, it was annoying for Delegates that Afia Schwarzenegger had easy access to him than them.
Afia said she called him when her beef with Wontumi started to ask him if he was not there when Wontumi offered her a job.
Pictures and videos of John Boadu is since trending while people mock him for his defeat.