A former member of parliament (MP) for the Ayensuano constituency, Ayeh-Paye Samuel, is being dragged on social media for allegedly playing the religious card in the campaign that led to the New Patriotic Party (PNP) internal elections.
From our investigations, some chats have been intercepted between the former legislator who introduces himself as John Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten’s Eastern Regional Campaign Director and some delegates.
In leaked chats, Ayeh-Paye is seen convincing delegates not to think about voting for Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia just because he is a Muslim and does not belong to the country’s majority religious group.
He argues that the Vice President will lose because the 2024 elections will be based on religious grounds, especially as the New Patriotic Party has miserably failed to improve Ghana’s economy.
“We have already lost the battle of the economy. What we are left with is a religious and tribal game, if you don’t have that going for us, we are finished,” Ayeh-Paye told a delegate who was convinced to vote against Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
Some prominent people who have raised concerns about the conduct of the former member of Parliament believe such an individual should be called to order because his actions are divisive and lackluster.