By Gifty Arthur
New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Director of Elections, Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah, has denied report that he was amongst the many party bigwigs, who squandered party cash meant for the 2012 campaign of the NPP, led by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo.
In a very decent language, Mr. Korsah insists that the allegation could not be accurate, because per his position, he did not keep party funds let alone use it for his personal gains.
Last week, The Herald upon information emanating from the inner circles of the NPP published a story captioned “NPP Campaign Cash ‘Stealers’ Revealed”,
listing some individuals, who were perceived by members of the party to have stolen party’s funds, instead of its designed purpose.
They were National Chairman, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, nephew of the flagbearer, Gabby Asare-Otchere-Darko, ex-National Organizer, Lord Commey.
According to Mr. Korsah, the plush mansion as published by The Herald last week, was started in 2007 and so it could not be true that he started the building with the 2012 campaign cash.
Mr. Korsah, whose house is located at Tse Addo near Trade Fair in Accra, said this when he called into the offices of this paper to deny the report and to explain his source of income.
He revealed that though he was not known to be a businessman, he imports tomato paste (Gino) and owns a hotel in the Brong Ahafo Region.
Apart from that Mr. Korsah, revealed that he has two University degrees he acquired abroad and so is in the capacity to work and make profit.
The Herald has since apologized to him, but with a caution that the paper was carrying out additional investigation on the accusation against him and the other persons.
Mr. Korsah in turn told The Herald, he suspects some NPP members especially, those who had problems at the recent vetting of National Executive aspirants to be involved in mudslinging.