Supporters of aspiring National Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Freddie Blay have called on the public to ignore assertions that their candidate is buying votes ahead of the party’s National Executive elections slated for Saturday at Koforidua.
Their statement follows the circulation on Social media of pictures of bundles of cash with Mr. Blay’s picture embossed on them. The monies opponents of Mr Blay have said will be shared to delegates to influence them to vote for Mr Blay.
Mr. Blay who is the acting chairman of the NPP faces stiff opposition from four-time National Chairman aspirant Stephen Ntim.
In a press statement, the Youth 4Blay said their candidate’s reputation is being tarnished by elements in the opposition NDC with support from Mr. Ntim’s campaign team.
“Our attention has been drawn to a venomous virus of a propaganda been circulated across various social media platforms in the form of bundles of money with fake tag/seal of chairman freddie Blay.
“Not only do we see this as mischievous, but an evil machinations of the ndc which has unfortunately been bought by Mr Ntim’s camp for petty political capital and propaganda. We the Patriotic Youth 4Blay want to strongly urge all well meaning Ghanaians and party faithfuls to treat the said propaganda piece with the greatest of contempt it deserves,” the statement said.
It added: “Not only does is seek to tarnish the hard worn reputation of chairman Blay, to to denigrate the NPP party and the Nana Addo government. This is obviously an attempt to paint the ruling party black in the sight of Ghanaians
“We again want to use this opportunity to caution Mr Ntim and his team to desist and refrain from negative campaigning and personal attacks which only goes to bring division and cracks in the party. We believe that this is only an internal elections thus all must be cautious of what we say to our opponents”.