Acting General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has dragged his deputy, Nana Obiri Boahen before the same Steering Committee which kicked out Kwabena Agyapong in 2016 and made him acting General Secretary during Paul Afoko saga.
The work and fairness of the Steering Committee, could be in doubt since it is made up of the NPP National Executives accused by Nana Obiri Boahen of denying him his due, despite his sacrifices.
In that leaked tape, Nana Obiri Boahen, had lamented how unfairly he was being treated as a senior official of the governing party, adding that the Flagstaff House gave GHS50 billion to the party for the conduct of the 2017 delegates’ conference in the Central Region, he only was given a paltry GHC5, 000.
He said, he has also been sidelined in the distribution of government contract shared at the NPP National Headquarters by John Boadu.
But John Boadu said in rebuttal that “The party wishes to place on record that, no such thing happened and that, the claims are a palpable falsehood.”
He said this in a release he signed on behalf of the party on Wednesday.
“The party wishes to place on record that, no such thing happened and that, the claims are a palpable falsehood”, adding “Indeed, Nana ObiriBoahen himself has subsequently admitted to the falsity of his baseless allegation”.
“Nonetheless, the party takes serious view of his unfortunate comments and has accordingly tasked the Steering Committee to immediately look into the matter and make appropriate recommendations”, the release said.
John Boadu said “Finally, we wish to assure our members and the Ghanaian people that, the NPP is scrupulously minded of the line that exists between government and the party and would uphold the distinction at all times”.
The Deputy NPP General Secretary, Nana Obiri Boahen, could be heard saying the Presidency gifted the party GH¢50 billion in support of the conduct of the party’s 2017 National Annual Delegates Conference held at Cape Coast last August.
“When we were going to Cape Coast the other time, I was given GH¢3,000 as a member of the Resolution Committee and an additional GH¢2,000 for fuel.
Meanwhile, the Flagstaff House, gave the party an amount of GH¢50 billion”, Obiri Boahen was quoted by online news portal Peacefmonline.com.
He has said although he made the comments, the claims are false, and that he made them deliberately to mislead the person, who had recorded the conversation.
But his claims has been described as an afterthought to water down the effect and the damage he has done to his party, which had been engulfed by accusation of greed, nepotism and cronyism, even at the Presidency with President Akufo-Addo’s family and friends appointed into government.
Most of them had not worked for the NPP in any known capacity.