Politics of Wed, 21 Feb 201818

I didn't work against Akufo-Addo – Sammy Crabbe

Suspended 2nd Vice Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Crabbe, has denied working against the then presidential candidate of the party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as it has been alleged by some members of the party.

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the NPP suspended Mr Crabbe indefinitely alongside then-General Secretary Kwabena Agyepong and then-Chairman Paul Afoko, for, among other things, making utterances that were injurious to the chances of Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2016 election.

But speaking on the Executive Breakfast Show (EBS) on Class91.3FM with Moro Awudu on Wednesday, 21 February 2018, Mr Crabbe said he had nothing to gain by frustrating Nana Akufo-Addo’s chances of becoming president.

He said: “Why will I hate Nana Akufo-Addo? My wife’s cousin is Nana Akufo-Addo’s wife so why will I hate Nana Akufo-Addo. Who will it benefit? My daughter goes to their house, sits on Nana Akufo-Addo’s laps, so, what are they talking about? When somebody is fighting against something you have to know the person. What I’m fighting against has nothing to do with personalities. It is what I believe in. …There is a cabal, there are people who believe they are above everybody and I think it’s very unfortunate.”

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He further denied frustrating the party financially.

“First of all, I developed a system to be able to move in money, millions on a monthly basis, generate the kind of cash flows that you can even use to borrow money and do the things you want to do tomorrow too. So why would I want to frustrate the man [Akufo-Addo] becoming president? How is that going to profit me? It doesn’t make sense. I may have my frustrations with certain things and I’ll point it out. In meetings I never held back, I’ll scream, I’ll do what I want to do, I’ll make my point but how? Why will anybody want to frustrate [Akufo-Addo]? Did anybody hear Afoko or Sammy Crabbe standing somewhere, saying, don’t vote for Nana Akufo-Addo”? He quizzed.

Despite his suspension, Mr Crabbe has entered the chairmanship race of the NPP and belives he can unseat the Acting Chairman Mr Freddy Blay.

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