Suspended national chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Paul Afoko has revealed his administration met a paltry Gh¢89 in the official account of the main opposition party.
Speaking to the Africa Watch magazine, the embattled national chairman said he was axed because he had wanted to bring a lot of reforms to the party, especially the way its finances were being run.
He alleged that individuals loyal to the party’s flagbearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo were running parallel accounts which were not accounted for. For instance, he claimed at a time the party’s official account was being depleted a separate account had about $48,000.
“This is how bad it was in terms of NPP’s financial affairs…there was no accountability and transparency in the party’s finances.”
Afoko, who was suspended alongside the general secretary Kwabena Agyepong and Sammy Crabbe, a national vice chairperson, said Akufo-Addo failed to back him hence the acrimony which grew between him and the national executives of the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition.
Afoko and his allies were suspended for working against the fortunes of the party ahead of the 2016 elections. The trio are in court challenging their suspension.