Politics of Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Source: The Informer

Can Osei Ameyaw be trusted? NPP’s internal document asks…

One disturbing news which has come out of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in-fighting was the allegation by the former Director of Finance, Mr. Opare Hammond on Neat FM, a local radio station in Accra, to the effect that during the Party’s 2010 National Congress in Kumasi, Mr. Yaw Osarfo Marfo caught the current General Secretary, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong printing fake accreditation cards.

To date, the allegation has not been challenged. The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the NPP has in its report on the Tamale congress to elect National officers – thus; pages 8 and 9 containing the very damning revelations on the behavior of one of the seven (7) Presidential Candidate aspirants, Mr. Osei Ameyaw.

The report referred to the attitude of the aforementioned aspirant as ‘dishonorable’. Captured under the heading “Accreditation For Delegates And Observers," thus report number 8 (b) it was stated that “in the case of free donation of ‘T’ shirts for officials of the Committee, Hon. Osei Ameyaw promised to produce the ‘T’ shirts free of charge. All attempts to collect the ‘T’ shirts from him for distribution to the officials (both National and Local Committee members) seven days up to the eve of the elections failed, and this led to a very serious confrontation between Hon. Osei Ameyaw and Mr. Kwabena Sarpong on the morning of 12th April 2014."

The report revealed that “as a result of the confrontation, Brig. Odei succeeded in collecting ten ‘T’ shirts, but the most interesting fact was that most of the sizes (XXL, XL, M) were later found not good enough for school children; and as a result, most of the officials who got the ‘T’ shirts could not wear them."

It continues that “in addition, what shocked the Committee members was that at the Stadium, so many people were found wearing “Official T-shirts” and when confronted they said they were either given to them by Mr. Osei Ameyaw or Mr. Paul Afoko. Mr. Osei Ameyaw owes the Committee an explanation for his conduct which for all intents and purposes was dishonorable."

From the above sterling revelations, the report is therefore implying whether Mr. Osei Ameyaw also hoping to become the Flagbearer of the NPP can be trusted?