Politics of Wed, 28 Feb 201824
NPP probes Obiri Boahen’s ‘false claims’ in leaked audio
The governing New Patriotic Party has tasked its Steering Committee to investigate Nana Obiri Boahen, the party’s Deputy General Secretary, for alleging that the presidency donated about GHc50 billion towards the party’s 2017 National Annual Delegates Conference held in Cape Coast in the Central Region.
According to the party, the allegation is “palpable falsehood” and “indeed, Nana Obiri Boahen himself has subsequently admitted to the falsity of his baseless allegation.”
“Nonetheless, the party takes serious view of his unfortunate comments and has accordingly tasked the Steering Committee to immediately look into the matter and make appropriate recommendations,” the NPP said in a statement signed by its acting General Secretary, John Boadu. Obiri Boahen in a leaked telephone conversation that has gone viral complained bitterly about some happenings in the NPP and lamented that he has been sidelined in the sharing of the national cake.
In the audio, Obiri Boahen is heard alleging that despite being faithful to the NPP even when they were in opposition, he is not benefiting like others are doing.
He among other things alleged that the presidency gave out GHc50 billion in support of the party’s Delegates conference held in 2017 in Cape Coast.
“When we were going to Cape Coast the other time, I was given GH¢3,000 as a member of the Resolution Committee and an additional GH¢2,000 for fuel. Meanwhile, the Flagstaff House gave the party an amount of GH¢50 billion,” Boahen alleged in the audio.
The NPP in the statement said it is awaiting the recommendation of the Steering Committee to make a determination on the matter.
Below is the full statement from the NPP:
NPP RESPONDS TO LEAKED OBIRI BOAHEN’S TAPE
The attention of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been drawn to a secret recording making rounds on social media involving the deputy general secretary of the party, Nana Obiri Boahen, in which he alleged that the Flagstaff House advanced an amount of “GHC 50 billion” to the NPP in support of the conduct of the party’s 2017 National Annual Delegates Conference held at Cape Coast.
The party wishes to place on record that, no such thing happened and that, the claims are a palpable falsehood.
Indeed, Nana Obiri Boahen himself has subsequently admitted to the falsity of his baseless allegation.
Nonetheless, the party takes serious view of his unfortunate comments and has accordingly tasked the Steering Committee to immediately look into the matter and make appropriate recommendations.
Finally, we wish to assure our members and the Ghanaian people that, the NPP is scrupulously minded of the line that exists between government and the party and would uphold the distinction at all times.
General Secretary (Ag)