General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu says his counterpart General Secretary in the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia must apologise for lying to the generality of the Ghanaian People that the NPP collected a filing fee of 500 thousand Ghana Cedis from the party’s presidential candidates in 2014.
According to him, the party rather took 75 thousand Ghana cedis as filing fee and 10 thousand Ghana cedis for the forms, bringing the total amount to 85 thousand Ghana Cedis.
He said it is public knowledge that the party never charged any such amount as 500 thousand, saying the deliberate attempt at equalization by the NDC chief scribe was distasteful and must be condemned.
Mr. Boadu who was speaking on Accra based okay Fm and monitored by BestNewsGH.com said the NDC General Secretary made the same statement during the party’s recently held press conference, adding that he was deliberately propagating such falsehood on purpose.
‘’ He has lied to the Ghanaian public and he must issue a statement and apologise because in the history of the NPP we have never collected 500 thousand cedis as filing fee. The last filing fee we collected which was in 2014 was 75 thousand and the forms were sold at 10 thousand. So the entire figure was 85 thousand. So where is he getting that 500 thousand figure from? May be he is confused and doesn’t actually know the calculation of the cedi’’ he averred.