The General Secretary for the National Democratic Party (NDP) Mr Mohammed Frimpong claims he does not have any problem with insults from the New Patriot Party (NPP) Chairman elect Chairman Freddie Blay.
He disclosed this in an interview with Kofi Asamoah Aning Pink FM’s morning show ‘Omanbapa Kasa’ host.
Prior to the NPP National Delegate Conference, Chairman Freddie Blay released some buses to the constituencies which some people have raised concerns that they were meant to buy the votes of the delegates.
Chairman Freddie Blay in an interview with a sister station asserts that “It’s foolish to question the timing of buying my buses”.
According to the Chairman, the process to procure the buses started long before the National Delegates Conference and as such it cannot influence delegates to vote for him.
Mr Frimpong indicated that perhaps the Chairman made the statement out of anger. He asked whether there is any law that requires the Chairman to provide answers as to his source of financing his campaign.
Chairman Blay is a private person and not a government appointee to be tagged with issues of corruption because he has contested for the NPP Chairmanship. Mohammed claimed.
The General Secretary indicated that Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) can lawfully require answers to the Chairman’s source of finance if there is any law as such.
Again as to whether the buses were to buy votes or to serve as a source of revenue for his party.
Mr Frimpong revealed that the importation of the buses a few days to elections is an implied intention because the Chairman has not openly disclosed that its target is to buy the votes of the delegates.
The NDP Executive indicated that possibly Chairman Blay might have made arrangement for the buses long before the elections. The allegations levelled against him by some citizens are personal opinions.
If there is any law, it should come from the Party members if they have any cause to believe that there has been a misappropriation of funds.
Mr Mohammed Frimpong reiterated that citizens have the right to question politicians if there is any misunderstanding, however, politics rest on rules and regulations. If a rule is violated, it should be legally dealt with.
‘Some questions are asked emotionally, I heard that the buses were guaranteed which would be operated by State Transport Company (STC).’ Mr Frimpong stated.
The General Secretary for NDP concluded that if a proper regulation is not stated revealing the loopholes in the process used in buying the buses, then, it is not right for Chairman Blay to be called for questioning despite the ‘emotional’ cries of some people that the buses were purposed to buy the votes of delegates.
Story By : Minnette Akuamoah and Michael Nabary/PinkFmonlinegh.com