It has emerged that Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia spent a whopping amount of GH¢100 million on delegates before getting elected as flag bearer.
The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Member of Parliament for Bekwai, Joseph Osei-Owusu, however, described the NPP presidential primaries as expensive ever in the history of Ghana.
“This is about the most expensive political primaries that I have seen in my life, the most expensive! Conservative estimates based on fact indicate that Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia or his team must have spent over GH¢100 million on this election.” Hon. Joseph Osei Wusu disclosed this in a Metro TV interview, on November 10, 2023.
“… all of us saw delegates complaining on live television that they have been given GH¢400, you (the NPP) told us you heard 208,000 delegates. If you multiply that by 400, how much do you get? That alone gives you GH¢83.2 million – that is just the GH¢400 distributed on that day,” he added.
Hon. Osei Wusu popularly known as Joewise also denied paying bribes to delegates to vote for any candidate in the election.
“… I’m a delegate, nobody gave me money. Some were indeed given money. Because my constituency has 116 towns and villages. Some come as far as 30 kilometers away.” he stated.
Source: Kapital Online Team//2023
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