Politics

I shared 200 motorbikes to win elections – Sammy Awuku

Sammy Awuku has disclosed that in his bid to capture the National Organiser position of the NPP, he procured 200 motorbikes to some constituency organisers across the country.

The newly elected national organizer argues that in other to become an executive member of the ruling party, one must demonstrate that he or she is resourceful and could command resources in hard times.

“I bought 200 motorbikes for some constituencies. As politicians, we must recognize that to be able to occupy certain positions, it is imperative to demonstrate how resourceful you are,” Sammy Awuku said in an interview with Joy FM.

He added that there is nothing wrong with a well-to-do officer of a political party offering to support his or her party with resources.

“If I can buy 200 motorbikes for some constituencies, why can’t Freddie Blay purchase 275 buses to support the party?” he quizzed.

His comments come in the wake of criticisms against the newly elected chair Freddie Blay for funding the procurement of some 275 vehicles for each of the NPP constituency.

The vehicles procured at a cost of $11 million are to be operated by the State Transport Company with a percentage of proceeds paid to the NPP constituency offices.

Mr Blay is reported to have paid an initial $3 million with the remaining amount left to be paid through the proceeds that will accrue from operating the commercial bus.

But the NPP chair has been criticized heavily for the policy with many questioning his source of funding.

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