Published: 11 July 2017
Last Updated: 11 July 2017
11 Jul 2017
The Kwadaso Constituency, Yaw Bonah Boadi has rubbished reports that it had failed to conduct the branch's version of the delegate’s conference as stipulated by the party's constitution.
According to him, not only is the allegation false but a fabricated piece intended to smear the name of the hardworking Member of Parliament and other executives of the party in the constituency.
Earlier last week, some youth from the constituency alleged on a Kumasi Based Radio Station, Angel FM that the Member of Parliament, Dr Samiu Nuamah in connivance with the constituency Chairman, Mr Yaw Bonah Boadi had stolen party funds.
They also alleged the duo had deliberately delayed the delegate’s conference of the branch so as to enable them put their favorites in the delegates list for the upcoming constituency elections.
But in an interview with the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper, Chairman Bonah disclosed the Kwadaso constituency had its delegate’s conference on the 6th of May, 2017.
Stressing further, he maintained the conference was held with the active participation of all delegates, regional representatives, Council of Elders as well as two visiting Members of Parliament (MPs) from Bantama and Atwima Nwabiagya South constituencies respectively.
The cost of the conference which was around GHC 40,000.00, according to the Chairman was borne by the MP, Dr Samiu Nuamah with each of the over 500 delegates taking home GHC20.00 as transportation allowance.
Chairman Bonah said the constituency had its conference way ahead of the party's directive that called for same to be held by all the 245 constituencies across the country.
The constituency, he noted was well aware of the party's constitutional requirement that requested that every branch of the party should hold at least a delegates conference every two years.
This, he stressed motivated the constituency to organize its own ahead of the party's official calendar which called for same to be held country-wide.
Mr Bonah, therefore, expressed surprise at the false claims by some of the youth in the area.
Reacting to claims that the incumbent MP, Dr Samiu Nuamah is planning to interfere with the current delegates list in the constituency, Mr George Owusu Ansah, Assembly-member for the Apatrapa Electoral Area and member of the party said nothing of that sort had been discussed at any meeting or by any executive.
According to him, every election in the area had been conducted fairly and freely devoid of any machinations, adding the constituency had no motivation to pick and choose who to be made a delegate.
Mr Ansah noted that, 'no party executive, MP or any member of the party can single-handedly or by connivance remove or delete names on the existing voter list'.
He disabused the minds of members from the devilish allegation which he claimed was coming from the constituency treasurer, Sam Donkor and organizer, Frank Amoako.
The two, Mr Ansah alleged had embezzled some funds of the party and were seeking a way to forgo the disciplinary sanctions that had been meted out to them.
Story by Michael Ofosu-Afriyie, Kumasi