The Western Regional Chairman of the Ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) , Ndede Siah has confirmed to Radio 360 in the Western Region that each delegate was paid 1,500 cedis by the newly elected national chairman of the NPP, Freddie Worsimewu Blay at the recent delegates Congress of the party held over the weekend in Koforidua in the Eastern Region.
Speaking with host of Radio 360’s morning programme “Y3nsum” hosted by Kwame Malcolm in Takoradi ; the Western Regional NPP chairman also revealed that the 4 times defeated aspirant , Stephen Ntim also paid 1, 000 cedis each to the 6,000 delegates who voted; “…it is not true Freddie Blay paid 3,000 cedis to each delegate ; but as transport expenses, Ntim gave each delegate 1,000 cedis and Freddie Blay gave each 1,500”; he said in a response to a question from the host. He admitted the money could influence decisions of the delegates but added that oftentimes delegates take decisions of who to vote for , before the day of the Congress ; the NPP Western Regional Chairman revealed. He decried the use of money in Ghana’s politics and called for something urgent to be done about the canker that is fast eating away Ghana’s body politic.
The Western Regional Chairman of the ruling NPP also revealed on the “Y3nsum”,morning programme the reasons for the loss of Dominic Kwesi Eduah in the National Youth aspirant position to Nana Boakye ; ” I did all I could physically and financially for Dominic Eduah to win but…you cannot take delegates for granted as Dominic failed to appear at a debate held by TESCON and that is what costed him the slot.” said Chairman Ndede Siah.