Politics of Saturday, 19 December 2015
As speeches fly at the ongoing extraordinary congress of the New Patriotic Party at the Sunyani coronation park, StarrFMonline.com has spotted some posters around the venue taunting the party’s acting chairman Freddie and Treasurer Abankwa Yeboah.
The posters appear to be inquiring about some party funds that were allegedly misappropriated by the former first deputy speaker of parliament and Mr. Abankwa.
The development comes on the back of claims by a former general secretary Nana Ohene Ntow that his committee that looked into the allegations of financial malfeasance indicted Mr Blay for illegally running a party account.
“… The investigation did establish that the National Treasurer Mr. Abankwa Yeboah, and the 1st Vice National Chairman Mr. Freddie Blay illegally reactivated and operated this dormant account without authority from the Steering Committee, Finance Committee, nor indeed the National Executive Committee,” Ohene Ntow clarified in a statement Friday.
The statement also denied claims that the committee cleared the party’s flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo of some inappropriate £100,000 illegal payment made to him.
“In the first place, the committee did not investigate the establishment of a secret account as Nana Akomea’s statement seeks to portray. Since we did not investigate a secret account, we could not have exonerated anybody for setting up a secret account. The issue was about the unauthorized reactivation of an existing BUT DORMANT Account”.