Politics of Monday, 2 March 2015
A group calling itself the Coalition of National Democratic Congress (NDC) Foot-Soldiers in the Ashanti Region have accused the Regional Chairman of their party, Yaw Obimpeh, of drawing his salary from the funds of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO).
The accusation is the latest blow to Mr Obimpeh, following reports of an impending demonstration against the man the party foot soldiers believe is the cause of the problems in the Region.
Secretary of the group, Ben Abdullah, on Okay FM’s morning show on Monday said since he (Yaw Obimpeh) is not a member of NADMO, he has no right to draw his salary from the organization’s coffers.
“He doesn’t think about us as the foot soldiers of the party because he is running a one-man show by doing everything on his own and in the wrong way. He just feels great because he takes salary from NADMO every month, but he does not work there,” he insisted.
Mr. Abdullah also alleged that some of the greatest saboteurs in the Mahama-led administration are in the Ashanti Region and that Mr. Obimpeh and his cohorts are included. He urged the president to cause the appropriate investigations to be conducted into Mr Obimpeh’s affairs.
“Yaw Obimpeh is not only using his position to fill his pocket, but selling all the things that were sent from Accra to support us the foot soldiers. In fact, we want the president to step in, else the NDC will face our wrath,” he warned.