The Second Vice Chairman for Suame Constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Richard Asante, says the ruling party lost the Assin North by-election because government was not Proactive specifically before the election.
According to him, Members of Parliament both Majority and Minority, other government officials and national executives of the party, knew the Supreme Court would obviously kick out Hon James Gyakye Quayson from Parliament.
Speaking to a section of the media in Kumasi, Mr Asante disclosed that before the delivery of the judgement by the Supreme Court, government could have started channelling developmental projects including construction of roads through the District Chief Executive.
According to him, the constituents would have testified to such projects even before the conduct of the by-election.
Such proactiveness, he said, could have made the electorates to repose trust and confidence in the ruling party.
Mr Asante, said the ‘later-day’ development, served as a strategy to buy votes which the electorates became aware through the campaign message of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The Vice Chairman therefore asked government to focus on developing the Ashanti Region which is the stronghold of the party.