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Hopeson Adorye claims some delegates were paid US$5,000, GH¢100K to vote for Bawumia

Money allegedly played a significant role in the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) recently concluded Super Delegates Conference, according to a supporter of Alan Kyerematen’s flagbearer campaign.

On August 26, after the results had been announced and the votes tabulated, Hopeson Adorye made a series of shocking allegations at the NPP headquarters. Along with 16 regional centers, the headquarters served as the 17th voting location.

Adorye said that votes for Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia were obtained through the exchange of enormous quantities of money in both international and local currency.

“In this election, money played a role, money, money. Money played a role, we are unafraid to make these claims. You could give someone US$5,000, what are you talking about?

Hopeson Adorye claims some delegates were paid US$5,000, GH¢100K to vote for Bawumia

“We also shared money,” he admitted when pressed by journalists “but whose was bigger? How can you give one person 100,000 cedis to go and vote?” he alleged further.

When challenged further, he posed: “What are you talking about? Go to Ashanti Region and ask.”

He has since been summoned to appear before the party’s disciplinary committee over some of the comments he made. Four others, including flagbearer hopeful, Kennedy Agyapong, are also to appear before the committee according to a statement signed by General Secretary Justin Kodua Frimpong.

Outcome of August 26 primary:

At the end of the August 26 super delegates conference of the NPP, official results showed a big victory for Vice President Dr Bawumia, over nine other contenders, ahead of the main primary in November.

He polled 629 votes, coming first, Kennedy Agyapong garnered 132, placing second, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen polled 95 of the votes, placing third, and Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto had 36 votes, placing fourth.

Mr Boakye Agyarko and Francis Addai Nimoh had nine votes each, thus tying at the fifth position.

The rest were Kwabena Agyei Agyepong; Six, Joe Ghartey, Four, Kwadwo Poku, three, and Kofi Konadu Apraku zero.

There were a total of 923 valid votes cast.

Akosua Boatemaa

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