The New Patriotic Party has assigned its Steering Committee the task of investigating claims by its deputy general secretary Nana Obiri Boahen that the Presidency gave the party Gh¢50 billion to conduct the party’s 2017 National Annual Delegates Conference in Cape Coast.
The ruling party held Conference August 2017 where various proposals were made for amendments to the party’s constitution. In a leaked secretly recorded tape, Mr Boahen is heard lamenting about how he was given a paltry GH¢5,000 as a member of the Resolution Committee out of the GH¢50 billion.
“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,” Boahen alleged.
But the NPP, in a statement, said the Gh¢50 billion claim is a “palpable falsehood” and has referred the matter to the Steering Committee.
Below is the full statement:
NPP RESPONDS TO LEAKED OBIRI BOAHEN’S TAPE
The attention of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been drawn to a secret recording making rounds on social media involving the deputy general secretary of the party, Nana Obiri Boahen, in which he alleged that the Flagstaff House advanced an amount of “GHC 50 billion” to the NPP in support of the conduct of the party’s 2017 National Annual Delegates Conference held at Cape Coast.
The party wishes to place on record that, no such thing happened and that, the claims are a palpable falsehood.
Indeed, Nana Obiri Boahen 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.
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.
General Secretary (Ag)