- Former NHIA CEO, Sylvester Mensah, has reportedly turned down an amount of GHC187,000 from NDC executives in the Volta Region
- The money was intended to help fund his campaign as NDC's flagbearer for the 2020 elections
- The executives revealed that they were moved by his competence and intentions for the party, hence their decision
A group of National Democratic Congress (NDC) constituency executives in the Volta region have expressed surprise at the conduct of the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority, Sylvester Mensah.
In a statement released by a group of people, they stated that they mobilized GHC 187,000 to help his campaign.
Information available to them however reveals that Mensah has rejected the money.
The executives, YEN.com.gh has learnt, were moved by his competence and intentions for they party.
For that reason, they went on, they decided to join his campaign in pushing for change in the flagbearership of the party.
According to their spokesman, Stanley Junior Agbozo, they expressed their surprise at Mensah’s refusal to accept the money.
Taking to Facebook, he added that they feared the party's flagbearership position would be sold to the highest bidder.
He further noted that his group has pledged to do all in their means to oppose such tendencies, and are ready to come to Accra to pick up a form for the flagbearer hopeful.
The NDC is scheduled to select its flagbearer for the 2020 elections on Saturday, January 19, 2019.
The nomination forms are being sold at GHC20,000 and the filing fee has been pegged at GHC400,000.
It has however been reduced to GHC200,000 for women and disabled people. The picking of nomination forms however comes to an end on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.
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