The leadership of the Deans of Constituency Chairmen of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has vehemently refuted allegations of receiving money and vehicles from Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to secure votes in the upcoming special delegates' election in August 2023.
In a statement jointly signed by Mr. Dominic Bosompin, the Dean of Deans, Mr. Albert Atuga, the Secretary, and Mr. Francis Acheampong, Treasurer, the leadership expressed shock at the claims made by some Presidential candidates within the Party, suggesting that they had received GH₵100,000.00 and pick-up vehicles from the Vice President. They deemed these allegations as “false, baseless, and calculated to soil our integrity as Constituency Chairmen who are working diligently across the country to ensure that a suitable Presidential Candidate among the four qualified candidates is elected to lead us to break the eight.”
The leadership called upon Party members to disregard these “baseless allegations” and reassured Party executives from the National to the polling station level, as well as supporters across the 275 Constituencies, that their integrity as Constituency Chairmen remains untarnished and cannot be compromised for any sum of money or vehicles.
The statement emphasized their unwavering commitment to the Party's principles and the Constitution, stating, “we will never betray the confidence reposed in us, as Chairmen, considering that we pledged our loyalty and allegiance to the Party, and would therefore not misconduct ourselves in any manner contrary to the Constitution of our Party whatsoever.”
Furthermore, the leadership called upon all four Presidential candidates within the Party to focus their campaigns on substantive issues, urging them to avoid insults, false claims, and allegations, as these practices could be detrimental to the Party's prospects and their collective objective of ending the eight-year rule of political Parties in Ghana.
The statement concluded by advising Party members to maintain unity and focus their efforts on electing a candidate from the four contenders to lead them to victory in the 2024 general elections.