Former New Patriotic Party (NPP) representative for Obuasi East Edward Michael Ennin claims that party members are buying million-dollar government homes for between US$300,000 and US$400,000.
In a radio interview, he bemoaned the loss of the NPP’s historic ideals and the subsequent accumulation of unlawful riches and public cash by party officials and members of the lower ranks.
Ennin claimed he had receipts for some of the purchases in question and was prepared to disclose them if necessary to Kumasi-based Akoma FM in response to the specific accusation.
“If they continue daring some of us like this, the party will end up in a ditch,” he cautioned an Ashanti Regional spokesperson who was calling his bluff on an issue he had earlier raised on the show.
“Recently government houses that are costed at US$1 million, haven’t people purchased same for 300,000 and 400,000 USD? I know people who bought some and I have receipts to that effect and can pinpoint the ministry involved,” he disclosed.
He alleged that leaders and members of the NPP have been involved in misappropriating state resources.
“The NPP party has collapsed, just that people haven’t realized it yet. If we continue like this, we will be destroyed. The kind of things that are ongoing, if I look at when I joined the party, if the NPP was like this, I swear to my father’s grave, who was an NLM member and suffered for the party; that if this was the state of the party I wouldn’t have joined.
“Because all the leaders have turned into corrupt officials. The youth are stealing, and the leaders are stealing. I have never seen such a thing in my life,” he said.
He argued that while the NDC was criticized for corruption during its administration, the NPP, in office is engaging in practices that are even worse.
He added “When the NDC was in power and they were stealing, some of us came out to condemn them, and everybody is aware that John Mahama didn’t get it easy with me.
“When Kennedy Agyapong was disgracing John Mahama, they were praising him. Now that he is talking about their actions, they are saying he is destroying the party.
“What I am saying is that the party that we used to know is no more because some of us sat on the radio to accuse Mahama of stealing money, and now we are doing worse things,” he added.