Broadcaster Bridget Otoo is teasing Ledzokuku MP Bernard Okoe Boye who failed to secure a second term in the just-ended general election for constructing what looks like a grotesque bridge in his constituency.
Dr Okoe-Boye who doubles as a Deputy Minister for Health who was appointed just after the outbreak of the Coronavirus in Ghana lost to Ben Ayiku of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the parliamentary race.
Interestingly, in the lead-up to the 2020 election when campaign activities were high, Dr Okoe shared a photo of a makeshift bridge he constructed for the people of his constituency.
He was using that as a tool to convince the electorates to vote in his favour at the December polls. But these people had different ideas and decided to vote him out of parliament.
That is why former TV3 presenter Bridget Otoo is saying he deserves to lose the election looking at the quality of bridge he constructed for his people especially in an acclaimed city like Accra.
On a more serious note, if you construct a bridge like this in the year 2020 in anywhere in Accra, you deserve to lose your seat, she tweeted.
On a more serious note, if you construct a bridge like this in the year 2020 in anywhere in Accra, you deserve to lose your seat ☹️ pic.twitter.com/QqWmARgXVp
— #BeeDay ❤️✌? (@Bridget_Otoo) December 14, 2020
Some of the reactions she received on this controversial post are seen below;
@patrickkwabena wrote: Hahaha! Ah, but he doesn’t control the purse of development for Ledzokuku! The bridge has to be defined by the problem at hand no? Lol. Anyways, brick and mortar politics must be done away with
@HaatsoMayor wrote: Same way you should never support any candidate who promise to legalise Okada in this 21st century…
@KwameTomas replied: Keep on bleeding oooooo. Still Soloku mood activated. 4 years is long in opposition but Okoe Boye dey power
@socatoah_gh wrote: …..in Adenta, Yaw Boabeng has done lots of work but at the latter part of their term… and the constituents were angry because they felt he’s playing on their intelligence…
@KLENAM_jenny wrote: Just look at what he call bridge. I’m happy that we kick him out
Dr Okoe-Boye is part of the over 30 sitting MPs of the New Patriotic Party who failed to retain their seats and secure their next term in Ghana’s parliament. Conversely, all these seats were lost to the NDC which has made the majority race in Parliament still undecided.