Former Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection during John Mahama’s administration, Rachel Appoh is still recovering from her 2016 defeat as well as debts accrued as a result.
The former National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Gomoa Central in the Central Region, believes her failure to return to the legislature was masterminded from within her own party which culminated in her being saddled with huge debts even after her defeat.
In the 2016 general elections, New Patriotic Party’s (NPP’s) Naana Eyiah beat the then incumbent Rachel Florence Appoh of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) polling 14,178 votes against the latter’s 12,858.
Speaking about her defeat for the first time on Accra-based Kasapa Fm, she said “Some elements within the party engineered my defeat in 2016. Some National Security personnel who were being controlled by faceless individuals stormed my constituency to campaign against me saying Mahama has said he cannot work with me so they should vote against me. At the end of the day I lost the contest. Do you think I’m happy with my defeat? Today I’m being consumed by debts because of my defeat in the 2016”
She did not hide her bitterness over the defeat and matters that arose thereof saying ““I’m bitter because I’m still paying debts I incurred because of the elections.”