The Eastern Regional Branch of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has dismissed allegations that it spent a whopping $30 million at the launch of its “Agenda 50/50” campaign in Suhum last month.
According to the party, it finds it difficult to understand how anyone could aver that such a colossal amount of money was used in funding a campaign of this sort.
A group known as the Movement for Joint Action based in Koforidua at a press conference Wednesday claimed that the NDC expended $30 million at the launch of its Agenda 50/50 campaign which is aimed at splitting the votes of the electorates in the region equally with the main opposition, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2016 elections.
The NDC has targeted to win 15 parliamentary seats in the Eastern Region in the next elections. The Eastern and Ashanti out of the 10 regions remain the opposition’s strongholds.
The seats include Abirem, Asuogyaman, Ayensuano, Akyemansa and Suhum which are occupied by the NPP.
But responding to the allegation on Kasapa 102.3 FM’s Si Mi So, Acting Secretary of the Eastern Regional Branch of the NDC. Francis Annor Dompreh stated that the allegation must be dismissed with the contempt that it deserved.
He said the pro NPP group has resorted to adopting and spewing such propaganda simply because it is terrified about the huge development the NDC is bringing about in the region coupled with the massive support the party is gaining each passing day.
“The NPP is just frightened by the good works of the NDC; so much is being done by the government in the region. We are about to build a public university in the Krobo area, we are also building roads in the Akyem area which is considered a stronghold of the NPP”.
He emphasized that the NDC will not be distracted by such allegations that are meant to thwart its effort at realizing its Agenda 50/50 which the party is assiduously working towards.