General News of Friday, 1 December 2017
Former National Coordinator of the Ghana School Feeding Programme and a leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Kwame Amoako Tuffour has commented on media reports asserting that he sold multiple “houses’’ to help his party win the December elections.
In a disclosed information earlier this month, the politician was reported to have revealed to Kwame Adinkra on Abusua Nkomo that it became imperative for him to sell his houses to support the party win the crucial election.
Dr Amoako Tuffuor, has however debunked the claims stressing that he sold one ‘house’ and not multiple houses as earlier reported.
In a press statement to address the issue, he specified that his donations to the NPP is nothing to boast of adding that there are several others, who even contributed more than he did.
He again made clear that it is normal for a politician to raise funds to help his party win an election if he or she could afford it and so what he did was just a mere act of kindness.
Read the full statement below:
OF COURSE I SOLD A HOUSE TO SUPPORT NPP IN 2016 CAMPAIGN; AIN’T NOTHING WRONG WITH IT- DR KWAME AMOAKO TUFFUOR
It is surprising these days to find trivial stories that make headlines in some press houses, especially when the stories are d… up with some lies to make the stories newsworthy.
It should be a normal thing that when a politician can afford it, he should be able to raise funds to help his party win an election, knowing that his party has the men to turn things round for the benefit of society.
I run a philanthropic organisation (Amoako Tuffuor Foundation) which is interested in building churches, donations to widows, destitute children, the blind, the cripple, the poor and needy etc.
I am not rich, neither am I poor. It is my service, and payback to God and society.
My donations to party members is nothing I brag about. Those who are jealous about it and cannot or would not help the party or the needy should shut up!
My helping in elections 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 are done and not expecting anything back, especially when faced with some selfish party members, who have dedicated themselves to attack without any sensible reason, petty. Of course I am proud and happy with the numerous party supporters who have cherished my help and contributions.
So, finally to the point, allow me to take to school the liar who has exaggerated this story, to create a mischief, “Dr Kwame Amoako Tuffuor, did you sell houses for Election 2016?”. “No, that is a lie.I sold a house NOT houses”. “Dr. Kwame Amoako Tuffuor, are you the only one who sacrificed for the party?”. “No, there are many others, who even contributed more than I did, and so…..?” “Why do you think someone/people would hide behind lies to create mischief?”
“In politics, one has some enemies. Luckily, I have many many friends, some enemies have started character assassination quite early, going towards 2020, “But they lie bad!