Ntim chides Blay over 275 buses

A National Chairman aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Stephen Ntim, has accused the acting Chairman of the party, Freddie Blay, of vote buying.

He said Freddie Blay’s procurement of 275 new buses for party executives in each constituency was an attempt to influence delegates who will show up to vote in the party’s upcoming national executive elections on Saturday.

Blay on Wednesday took delivery of the buses in honour of his campaign promise to get them distributed to constituencies to help them finance their activities.

But Mr Ntim, who is contesting Freddie Blay, said at a press conference that the move was disingenuous.

“If you are really in love with your party or any organisation that you belong to, you don’t wait till a situation arises where you need favour from the people before you say I’m giving you a bus. If you do that, it amounts to vote-buying. Why is it that during the 2016 campaign he didn’t bring 275 pickups, not even buses, but wait for the time when you say ‘vote for me and get these buses’? That amounts to vote-buying,” he said.

However, Mr Ntim advised the delegates not to be swayed by the gifts and offers from Freddie Blay.



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