It has emerged that former president John Dramani Mahama spent some Four Million, Five Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis in his recent campaign tour of the Western Region to solicit delegate’s votes to become the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential candidate for the 2020 elections.
According to the Brong Ahafo Regional Vice Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe, otherwise known as Abronye DC, the former president bribed all the constituency executives in the Western Region with Three Thousand, Five Hundred (3,500) Ghana Cedis each.
He said the former president is applying the same rule of bribing constituency and regional party officers across the ten regions of the country just to win the NDC flabearership slot.
Abronye DC alleged that the former president is spending a colossal 50 Million Ghana Cedis on his flagbearership bid, adding that assertions by the former president that he is broke, is a lie to divert attention from him and his lavish campaign.
‘’For a man that claims he is poor and that it is his wife that is taking care of him at the moment, can he tell Ghanaians how he got the 50 Million Ghana Cedis to campaign in just presidential primaries? This is not the main election, how is that?’’ he said on Accra based Oman Fm.
He continued ‘’Even the NDC kingpins themselves attest and allude to the fact that Mr. Mahama has a lot of money. Where did he get the money from? And this is someone who claims he can’t even afford to feed his family and that he is surviving on the benevolence of his wife, Lordina. He is dariga’’ he added.
He added that the former president is bent on returning to power just to amass more wealth through stealing and looting of public money.