Chief Executive of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP), Kofi Ofosu Nkansah has been arrested by the Office Special Prosecutor on charges of distributing money to delegates ahead of the NPP Parliamentary primaries.
The arrest follows a complaint filed by Kwame Anyimadu Antwi, Mr. Nkansah’s rival for the Asante Akim Central parliamentary seat.
The NPP’s Asante Akim Central constituency secretary, Felix Amakye told Accra-based Citi FM that Anyimadu Antwi brought the alleged money-sharing incident to the attention of the Special Prosecutor.
Subsequently, Mr. Nkansah was taken to the OSP’s office to assist in investigations.
Meanwhile, Kwame Anyimadu Antwi has refuted claims of reporting the NEIP boss to the Office of the Special Prosecutor.
So far, the party has cleared 326 parliamentary aspirants for the January 27 primaries to elect its parliamentary candidates in constituencies where the party has sitting MPs.
Out of the total number of 373 aspirants, who filed to contest the primaries, after vetting, 29 are going unopposed, 11 were disqualified, two were referred to the National Executive Committee (NEC), two stepped down, one incomplete form and two did not show up for vetting leaving the qualified aspirants for the primaries at 326.