At least 12 former executives of the New Patriotic Party in the Sunyani East Constituency have abandoned their parliamentary candidate support an independent candidate, George Kumi.

According to the former executives, the fortunes of the NPP in the constituency has been narrowed due to divisions, which they say require a unifier like Mr Kumi to strengthen, especially going into Wednesday’s elections.

Mr Kumi, who is a former ambassador to Libya and Nigeria under the Kufuor administration, lost the NPP primary by a single vote to incumbent member of parliament, KwasiAmeyaw-Cheremeh.

Dissatisfied with the electoral processes and the outcome, Mr Kumi opted to contest the parliamentary election as an independent candidate because he said he was not fairly treated by the party.

The former NPP executives and other party members at the weekend showed up at a rally organised by Mr Kumi to crown his campaign where they declared their unflinching support for him.

Led by James OseiOppongAsare, the immediate past constituency chairman and Sampson Dankwa, a member of the party’s constituency council of elders, the former executives and their followers declared they would vote for Mr Kumi as against their party’s candidate, Mr Ameyaw-Cheremeh. MrKumihas meanwhile,lauded the decision of the former executives to join his camp for victory in Wednesday’s polls.

He also thanked all his followers for their support during his campaign journey.

He said he is hopeful of winning the seat from Mr Ameyaw-Cheremeh to spearhead development in the constituency to ensure improvement in the lives of the people who he urged to vote for him on Wednesday.

Mr Kumi said of prime concern when given the nod will be to tackle of the issue of dilapidated school buildings, inadequate desks for schools as well as lack of sanitary facilities, especially in public schools in the constituency.

On the issue of youth unemployment, he said he has enrolled 75 youth in the constituency into various apprenticeship programmes all of who will be given start-up tools on graduation to enable them start their on businesses.

He has thus appealed to the electorate to reflect on what he has done in the constituency in his individual capacity, and vote for him on December 7 so that he can get the opportunity to bring more development to the area.