General Secretary of the Peoples’ National Convention (PNC), Bernard Mornah, has described as baseless, claims by the some party members that the 2012 flagbearer of the party, Hassan Ayariga, has squandered GH¢1.6 million meant for the electioneering campaign.
He said it was “saddening” when unrecognised groups make such unfounded allegations to dent the hard earned reputation of the national executives.
“It is important we put a stop to this nonsense that is going on; it is becoming too much. We have destroyed the party enough; we should stop this destruction and move forward”, Mr. Mornah stressed.
Mr. Mornah was reacting to allegations by a group calling itself the Convention Forum, who have been demanding the leadership to account for the GH¢ 1.6 million allegedly donated to the party in 2012.
The co-ordinator of the group, Akani Adam has demanded an independent inquiry into the matter.
The call to investigate the party’s election finances has been backed by the national treasurer of the PNC, David Apasera, who has accused its 2012 presidential candidate, of pocketing monies meant for polling agents.
But on Tuesday, Bernard Mornah, who denied knowledge of the supposed GH¢ 1.6 million scoffed at the allegation.
According to him, if the claim by the youth group is anything to go by, “we (PNC) would have made a respectable mark in the (2012) elections”.
Bernard Mornah expressed shock at the position of the party’s treasurer, who he described as a “mole” in the PNC.
“If you are a national treasurer of a party and there was an information for the party executives, must third party hear it and start putting pressure?, he quizzed.
The PNC scribe urged members to exercise their freedom of expression with some level of maturity and caution in the interest of the party.
Mr. Mornah further urged the PNC national chairman, Ahmed Rahmadan, who is the leader of the party to stamp his authority and call the appropriate organs of the party to meet and put a stop to these “unnecessary things, which bring the name of the party into disrepute”.