The Upper East Regional Communication Director of the New Patriotic Party, Sanusi Issah has denied claims by the Upper East Regional Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Donatus Akamugre that the NPP sent out so much mobile money to market women during the 2020 campaigns.
According to the National Democratic Congress’ longest-serving Regional Secretary, in 2020, prior to the election, the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) went to the markets and took the mobile numbers of market women and sent them mobile money with the sole aim of influencing them to vote for the NPP.
Mr. Akamugre was speaking in an interview on the Daybreak Upper East programme on A1 Radio on Wednesday. On that same programme, the NDC Regional Secretary accused the government of dashing out COVID-19 and MASLOC funds to their party members and supporters in 2020.
But reacting to the Daybreak Upper East programme on Thursday, April 22, 2021, the Upper East Regional Communication Director of the NPP, Sanusi Issah said Mr. Akamugre seem to be speaking out of frustration and should be ignored because his claims are false.
According to Mr. Issah the New Patriotic Party did not dash mobile monies to market women, rather there are indications that the NDC did that at the last minutes of the campaign and that had some effect on the NPP’s chances in the region.
Mr. Issah noted that Mr. Akamugre knows the truth and yet peddling falsehood because of politics and also to cover their defeat and their poor show at the Supreme Court hearing of the Election 2020 Petition.
He said: “That was unfortunate from a secretary who was supposed to know better; that the COVID money was not given to an individual to be sharing. I think he is gaining notoriety for speaking anyhow to the people of the Upper East, simply because he himself believes that, they, NDC whatever they do in the Upper East they will still vote for them. You know he is on record to have said that anybody including even a goat, that the NDC present to the Upper East to represent NDC, the people will vote for the NDC. I will not begrudge him so much.”