The Northern Regional wing of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has threatened legal action over reports of some monies reportedly stolen by a member of the party's communications team.
The Daily Guide reports that a salesman named Allhassan Hafiz who works at the As-Sahabah Company has been turned in to the police by his boss for allegedly stealing the company's money to sponsor the NPP's campaign during the 2016 elections.
Manager of As-Sahabah Company, Prince Osman Sahabi said a whopping sum of GH¢93,587 was found to be unaccounted for by Hafiz and subsequently called for his arrest following the turnout.
The suspect was later convicted and fined to a tune of GH¢3,000, for which his failure to pay would have meant a four year prison sentence by default.
However the Northern Regional wing of the NPP has strongly rejected claims that Hafiz used any money to support the party's campaign in the lead up to the 2016 polls.
According to Alhaji Rashid, who serves as the Regional Youth Organizer of the NPP in the Northern Region, the party is going to sue the manger of As-Sahabah for claiming that Hafiz spent the alleged stolen money with the Regional minister and other party executives.
He acknowledged that Hafiz was a member of the NPP's communications team but rejected reports that he stole the company's money to finance the party's operations.
In his view the manager of As-Sahabah was only trying to use his salesman's name to cover up his own shortfalls with regards to the mismanagement of the company's funds.
According to him, Hafiz spent just GH¢5,700 during the NPP's campaign, contrary to he over GH¢90,000 stated by his manger.
He has therefore threatened legal action against the manager of As-Sahabah Company for trying to dent the NPP's image.