Politics of Friday, 7 February 2014

Source: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/citifmonline.com

Audit PNC accounts - Northern regional communications team demands

The northern regional communications team of the Peoples National Convention (PNC) has called for a forensic audit into the party’s accounts.

The group is unhappy about an alleged missing GHC 1.6 million cedis which was meant for the party’s 2012 campaign activities.

The PNC 2012 flag bearer, Hassan Ayariga has been accused of diverting the said amount for his personal gains which he has dismissed.

But the northern regional communications team of the PNC wants the matter thoroughly investigated. The team’s Director, Seidu Abdulai Napodoo told Citi News, party leadership ought to account for the missing Ghc1.6 million cedis.

“Accountability is very critical to every political party organization, and we want leaders of our party to form a forensic audit committee to look at the monies that were spent during the electioneering campaign.”

By extension, Seidu Napodoo called for accountability on monies and logistics that were given to each region and how they were used for the party’s campaign activities.

“We also expect the forensic audit committee that will investigate the matter to look at the monies and logistics that were given to each region and how much was given to each Parliamentary candidate.”

He appealed to leadership of the party to ceasefire on the accusations and counter accusations in the media and adopt internal dispute resolution mechanisms to address their grievances.

“Our leaders should stop insulting themselves calling themselves names in the media; it doesn’t augur well for us as a party.”