- The Western Regional chairman of the NPP says the Freddie Blay gave delegates 1,500 cedis each
- The monies, the chairman believes, never influenced the elections
- Tsatsu Tsikata reveals there is a possibility of having a criminal investigation
It has emerged that the newly elected national chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) 'bribed' all 6,000 delegates at the party's congress with 1,500 cedis each.
The Western Regional chairman of the party, Ndede Siah, revealed that Blay's fierce contender, Stephen Ntim, also gave out 1,000 cedis each to all delegates.
“It is not true Freddie Blay paid GHC3,000 to each delegate; but as transport expenses, Ntim gave each delegate GHC1,000 and Freddie Blay gave each 1,500,” he claimed.
According to the party chairman, these monies had a huge impact on the outcome of the elections but he also argued that oftentimes delegates take decisions of who to vote for before the day of the Congress.
Freddie Blay started his political career as a staunch member of the Convention People's Party (CPP).
He had issues with party members of the CPP when he was heard contesting for President Akufo-Addo who was then a presidential candidate in the 2008 elections.
After resigning from the CPP, he joined the NPP where he was first nominated the acting national chairman of the party and now elected officially.
"We are all coming together. We will inspire each other for the elections of 2020. The future of the party is very bright and we are very prepared for the election 2020," Freddie Blay revealed to the media just after his election.
The lead up to the national congress was accompanied by some controversies regarding vote buying.
Freddie Blay was criticized for flexing his financial muscle by first buying 275 buses for all constituencies and also allegedly sharing wads of cedis with a picture of him embossed on them.
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