The host of Battleground on Power 97.9 FM has descended heavily on the Greater Accra Regional chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Emmanuel Ashie Moore, charging him to come clean if he has not pocketed funds meant for NDC delegates.
On Inside Politics on Wednesday, Oheneba Boamah Bennie accused Mr Ashie Moore of pocketing funds from former President John Dramani Mahama meant for the transportation of delegates in the region during the party’s recent primaries.
He alleged that the embattled party chairman was not supposed to handle the funds released from the office of Mr John Mahama.
“Ashie Moore has to come out and explain why he had to take over the sharing of the funds,” he said in Akan while alleging that monies meant for delegates who couldn’t vote were not properly accounted for.
He said the NDC was poised for power and that, if party leaders are not honest with such tasks, the electorates may lose confidence in the biggest opposition party which is seen as an alternative government.
Before the dust could settle on the matter, the secretary of the NDC in the Greater Accra Region, Theophilus Tetteh Chaie, has also accused Ashie Moore, of not disbusrsing some amount of monies meant for delegates within the same period.
Mr. Chaie, who spoke to Accra-based Citi FM. stated the chairman was solely in charge of the disbursement of the funds and must be held accountable for any issues associated with it.
“…These are monies for delegates, and there was a channel for distribution. What I’m saying is that the resources were not distributed by the regional treasurer. It was the regional chairman who did the disbursement. The resources were put into our account, and it happened that the resources were withdrawn. And it is the party’s regional chairman who disbursed the money, so the regional executives do not hold that responsibility,” he said on Eye Witness News.
He continued, “In effect, it should be the treasurer who should be held responsible. But since it is not the treasurer who distributed the money, why must we suffer for the disbursement of the money?”
Mr. Mahama’s team ahead of the NDC’s presidential and parliamentary primaries on Saturday, May 13, promised delegates an amount of GH¢40 as transport money after voting.
The inability of the executioves of the party to disburse the funds adequately is the reason for the confusion that is brewing in the party’s Greater Accra office.