The National Organiser of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Sammy Awuku has accused pollsters and the media of circulating news of possible candidates for the 2024 presidential election.
He believes it was a well-oscarstrated plan by the fourth estate of the realm and the pollsters aimed at distracting the focus of the President Akufo-Addo-led administration.
Some unknown persons splashed “campaign” posters of the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in some parts of the country a couple of weeks ago.
Also, the Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Afriyie Akoto was accused of sharing $1 million to NPP executives while announcing his presidential ambition in the Ashanti Region during a recent visit.
The two politicians have categorically denied prematurely announcing their presidential ambition.
Speaking to Francisca Kakra Forson on Good Afternoon Ghana on Metro TV Wednesday, Mr. Sammy Awuku pointed suggestive fingers at the media and the pollsters for deliberately spreading such news to divert the government attention from its project.
“For us, as Party, we wanna register our greatest displeasure at the deliberate attempts by pollsters, media houses to shift the focus of our government into more of an arena where we are discussing possible successors to President Akufo-Addo. I mean clearly, we don’t find that palatable at all.”
“In less than four months into our administration government is not even formed. The president is even yet to release the names of deputy ministerial nominees and that of MMCEs. We have that of heads of agencies and institutions, and for us to be having a discussion which the NPP will take a decision in late 2021 or early 2024 we feel that it is a tactical approach by maybe the media or to the larger extent others people to have a look at different direction,” Mr. Awuku said on Metro TV on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
Pushed to retract the comments owing the media only reported the reality on the ground, the National Organiser of the New Patriotic Party insisted the media was behind that news.
“That is why I was saying the media and others. I think I was very categorical about that,” he indicated.
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | originalfmonline.com | Ghana