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Disgruntled Alan supporter accuses Bawumia of vote buying in Upper East Region

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In a strongly worded statement to A1 Radio, a disgruntled supporter of Alan John Kwadwo Kyeremanten, a leading candidate in the upcoming super delegates congress of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has accused the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia of using money to influence delegates in favor of his candidature.

Yaw Mort, a former Upper East Regional Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and a staunch supporter of Mr. Alan alleged that Dr. Bawumia including top government personalities on the side of Dr. Bawumia have been actively involved in the financial inducement of delegates to secure their votes before the party’s supper delegates congress on Saturday.

At the end of the election on Saturday in the region, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia garnered 31 votes, Kennedy Agyapong had 3, Alan John Kwadwo Kyeremanten obtained 1, and Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto Osei also 1. The rest, Joe Ghartey, Kwadwo Poku, Kwabena Agyapong, Francis Addai Nimoh, Kofi Konadu Apraku, and Boakye Agyarko could not obtain even a single vote out of the 36 valid votes cast.

Mr. Mort who was speaking to A1 Radio’s Joshua Asaah after the super delegates conference came to a successful end at the Bolgatanga Technical University campus in the Upper East Region alleged that the vice president dolled out whopping sums of money including United States dollars to influence the conscience of some delegates in his favor.

“It was because of the machination, and ‘moneycracy’ that brought about this result, but we are not perturbed because Alan will be part of the 5. The November election will declare a winner. Money played a role, dollars were given out, cedis, fat fat fat envelopes. The Vice president paid huge sums of money to the delegates”

This accusation comes at a crucial time for the NPP, as the party went into the super delegates conference to prune down the number of 10 presidential candidate aspirants to 5. The 5 candidates will go for a final round of conference on November 4, 2023, to elect a flagbearer of the NPP for the 2024 elections.

Yaw Mort, a ‘die hard’ supporter of the former Trades and Industry minister who could not ascertain the veracity of the accusation when questioned, alleged also that, some delegates were camped in hotels in the Upper East Region and under duress to vote for the vice president against their will.

“The intimation was too much among the delegates. They were camped since yesterday, from Doxa Court, Commi Ci Comme ci, and various hotels”, he added.

Mr. Mort went on to express his disappointment with the vote buying in the party’s just-ended super delegates conference, claiming that it undermines the principles of democracy and fair competition within the party.

“It is so surprising that the party is behaving this way and I don’t know what the future of this party looks like. The future looks very bleak”, he expressed his sentiments.

A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Joshua Asaah|Bolgatanga|Ghana

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