Money swine! Blay, Ntim spray cash to woo voters at NPP congress

The race for New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) National Chairmanship position gets tougher as leading aspirants, Stephen Ntim and Freddie Blay go at every length to win the enviable position.

It therefore does not come as a surprise that wads of branded GHC10 and GHC50 notes have been set aside to finance their extravagant campaigns.

Some photos sighted by on social media platforms show bundles of the GHC10 and GHC50 cash notes secured with a band bearing the images of the two front runners.

The photos, which have gone viral, have got Ghanaians shocked as the development depicts pure attempt to buy votes, in an election that would go down in history as one of the keenly contested elections in the NPP.

Ahead of the polls, camps of the two aspirants have been trading accusations of adopting foul tactics in a bid to sway voters.

This week has witnessed battle of words between the two over alleged vote buying.

“If you are really in love with your party or any organization 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 buses, but wait for the time when you say ‘vote for me and get these buses’. That amounts to vote-buying,” Mr. Ntim said.

“Please accept anything that is offered to you, but do not allow those considerations to influence your decision to vote for Ntim.”

Meanwhile, the snapshots trending on social media indicate that Mr. Ntim and Freddie Blay are both neck deep in what appears to be gestures which offers inducements including doling out huge amounts of cash to delegates of the party ahead of the Congress slated for Saturday at Koforidua.

The two top candidates are allegedly offering GHc 10 and GHc50 notes to delegates. Though cannot independently verify that claim, such is the intense nature of the upcoming elections.

The NPP will go to the polls over the weekend to elect its new national executives. The polls will come off at Koforidua in the Eastern Region.

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