- NPP MP for Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai in the Western North Region says he stands by his controversial comments captured on a leaked tape
- The former BOST MP can be heard expressing his willingness to provide financial support to delegates in his constituency to match any offers from his political contenders
- He has defended the comments, he offered to pay more than what his contenders not necessarily double the amount as has been reported
The NPP Member of Parliament for Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai in the Western North Region, Alfred Obeng Boateng, has defended his recent comments on a leaked tape.
In the leaked audio that has now gone viral, the former BOST MP can be heard expressing his willingness to provide financial support to delegates in his constituency to match any offers from his political contenders.
Obeng Boateng stated that he is prepared to offer as much as GH¢20,000 to each of the over 2000 delegates in the area during the party's parliamentary primaries scheduled for February 2024.
He emphasised that he has ample financial resources in dollars to match or exceed any potential offers from his competitors.
However, in a conversation with Citi News about the leaked audio tape, Obeng Boateng justified his comments and clarified that he intended to pay more than what others might offer, but not necessarily double the amount.
He also highlighted that some portions of the tape had been doctored.
Furthermore, he emphasised that he had kept his money in dollars and reiterated that there was no wrongdoing in having dollar accounts.
He pointed out that the possession of dollars should not be misconstrued as hoarding or illegal activity.
Obeng Boateng firmly asserted that his statements were intended as a deterrent against potential competition and not as an attempt to purchase votes.
He believes that his comments did not warrant investigation by any regulatory agency such as the Special Prosecutor.
According to him, his remarks underscore his financial preparedness for the upcoming campaign and his commitment to securing the support of delegates in his constituency.
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