Politics of Wednesday, 9 July 2014
A flagbearer hopeful of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kofi Osei Ameyaw has denied reports suggesting that he failed to pay the required fee when he filed his nomination on Monday.
He insisted that he has filed his nomination “it has been accepted and that should end the issue…I am not doing it on credit. I am doing it by following the rules of the game.”
The Asuogyaman Member of Parliament (MP) challenged any member of the party who believes he failed to pay his nomination fees to use party structures to address the matter.
The NPP on Monday closed nominations for the flagbearership slot of the party. In all, seven aspirants filed their nominations, including Nana Akufo-Addo, Alan Kyeremanten, Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku, Kofi Osei Ameyaw, Francis Addai Nimoh, Stephen Asamoah-Boateng and Joe Ghartey.
He cautioned party members who are using the media to peddle allegations about him to cease doing so because the leadership of the party has indicated it will ruthless deal with any party member who causes trouble with the party.
Mr. Ameyaw said he paid the statutory amount of GHC75,000 but the means through which it was paid “is a matter for the party…I am telling you that I have paid.” He flagbearer hopeful advised party members to unite for a common cause by working towards winning power in the 2016 general elections.