Ashie Moore accused by NDC executives of pocketing Mahama's cash meant for delegates

NDC Ashie Moore accused by NDC executives of pocketing Mahama's cash meant for delegates
MAY 25, 2023 LISTEN

Theophilus Tetteh Chaie, secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Greater Accra Region, is blaming Emmanuel Ashie Moore, the region's chairman, for failing to turn over funds from former President John Dramani Mahama meant for the transportation of delegates in the area during the party's primaries.

Mr. Chaie claimed that the chairman hijacked the allocation the funds.

His comments follow complaints from certain delegates who claimed they weren't given the funds Mr. Mahama had promised for transportation.

Prior to the NDC's presidential and parliamentary primaries held on Saturday, May 13, Mr. Mahama's team promised delegates GH40 as transportation money after voting.

Theophilus Tetteh Chaie stated on Eyewitness News that Mr. Ashie Moore handled the disbursement of the monies and should be held liable for any issue regarding the distribution.

“Well, these are monies for delegates, and there was a channel for distribution. What I’m saying is that the resources were not distributed by the regional treasurer. It was the regional chairman who did the disbursement. The resources were put into our account, and it happened that the resources were withdrawn. And it is the party’s regional chairman who disbursed the money, so the regional executives do not hold that responsibility. In effect, it should be the treasurer who should be held responsible but since it is not the treasurer who distributed the money, why must we suffer for the disbursement of the money?” the NDC’s Secretary in the Greater Accra Region stated.

There was uneasy calm in some of the voting venues when GHS40 meant for each delegate was improperly disbursed during the NDC primaries.

Some delegates threatened to boycott the election, for instance, NDC delegates in the Western North Region's Sefwi Wiawso Constituency demanded their share of the money before they took part in the voting.

Sebastian Sedekah Akaho-Tay
Sebastian Sedekah Akaho-Tay

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