An aspirant for the position of National Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Freddie Blay is allegedly doling out huge amounts of cash to delegates of the party ahead of the Congress slated for Saturday at Koforidua.
It is yet unclear how the bundles, obviously meant for party delegates leaked, but many say it will not be above a Freddie Blay, who promised 275 buses for his party and delivered in record to pay out the huge cash to delegates of the party.
The possibility has also been raised that it could be a ploy by his opponents to smear Mr Blay as already, the Ghana Integrity Initiative has accused the State Oil company GNPC Board Chairman of vote buying.
Mr. Blay, who facilitated the purchase of the minibuses, is reported to have made a down payment of 3 million dollars, which constitutes 30% of the total cost of 11.4 million dollars for the 275 cars.
Mr. Blay’s spokesperson has explained that the buses are not for free, and that they are to help the constituencies to manage their activities by themselves and generate revenue by using them for commercial purposes, to pay for them over a two-year period.