General News of Sat, 28 Apr 201839
Trouble in NDC over ‘missing’ campaign cash as Allotey Jacobs goes wild
The National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) Chairman for the Central Region Mr Allotey Jacocbs has vehemently refuted allegations that he embezzled some GHC2billion campaign cash for the opposition party.
The money, according to his accusers was to be disbursed to party members in the region in the lead up to the 2016 General Elections.
Fuming with rage of Peace FM’s Kokrookoo programme yesterday, Allotey Jacobs accused the party’s top hierarchy of fuelling the lies to mar his reputation.
He said his attention was only drawn to the allegations by a leading member of the party, a few days ago. He went on to say that the party did not give him a peswa to conduct party activities in the region. He stated categorically that “I was not given “a pesewa; not even a T-shirt” to run the NDC’s campaign in the Central Region
According to him, there are some people in the party and at the NDC national headquarters, who are simply bent on trying to malign his name and undermine his authority in the region.
He narrated :“I met an NDC executive and he accused of spending 2billion cedis that I was supposed to share with other members of the party…I am a wounded lion; I’m very bitter because of the unfair treatment from the NDC headquarters; undermining my chairmanship in the Central Region. Nobody gave me a pesewa; not even one ‘T’ shirt.
“They are mischievously doing this and this is urging me to come again to contest and I will contest. If they want to engage in mafia to undermine some people because we don’t like them then….those pampers wearing babies; we will deal (with) them at the appropriate time.” He stated
He continued:”…those kids with pampers who come into government and don’t know what life is…When they see you communicating with an NPP person, they say you’re selling yourself to the NPP. The campaign today is that whoever they see you with in the NPP means the NPP is to sponsor you to contest elections; that stupidity of mind”.