The Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Greater Accra Region, Theophilus Tetteh Chaie, has leveled accusations against the regional chairman, Emmanuel Ashie Moore, alleging that he failed to hand over funds from former President John Dramani Mahama intended for the transportation of delegates during the party's primaries.
Mr Chaie asserts that the chairman was solely responsible for the distribution of the funds, which has sparked concerns among delegates who claim they have not received the promised money from Mr Mahama.
During the NDC's presidential and parliamentary primaries held on Saturday, May 13, Mr Mahama's team pledged to provide delegates with an amount of GH¢40 as transportation money after voting.
In an interview on Eyewitness News, Theophilus Tetteh Chaie emphasized that Mr Ashie Moore handled the disbursement of the funds and should be held accountable for any related issues.
“These are monies for delegates, and there was a channel for distribution. What I'm saying is that the resources were not distributed by the regional treasurer. It was the regional chairman who did the disbursement. The resources were put into our account, and it happened that the resources were withdrawn. And it is the party's regional chairman who disbursed the money, so the regional executives do not hold that responsibility. In effect, it should be the treasurer who should be held responsible. But since it is not the treasurer who distributed the money, why must we suffer for the disbursement of the money?” questioned Theophilus Tetteh Chaie, the NDC's Secretary in the Greater Accra Region.
The distribution of the GH¢40 meant for each delegate sparked chaos at some voting centres during the NDC primaries. Several delegates accused their leaders of withholding the money.
In the Sefwi Wiawso Constituency of the Western North Region, NDC delegates threatened to boycott the primaries if they did not receive their allotted funds.
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