Aspiring National Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay, has taken his campaign a notch higher as he continues to entice voters with money and gifts.
According to his campaign team, they “will arrange for a facility to the tune of GHS100,000 each for all Constituency Women Organisers” of the party “to buy made-in-Ghana prints in their constituencies to help revive the print industry”.
This will translate into GHS27,500,000 for all the 275 Constituency Women Organisers of the party across the country.
Freddie Blay who joined the NPP after years of serving as the Member of Parliament for the Ellembelle constituency in the Western Region on the ticket of the Conventions People’s Party (CPP) is contesting for the NPP’s National Chairman against Alhaji Short and Stephen Ntim.
Meanwhile, the team has said Mr. Blay acquired the now-much-talked-about 275 buses, with which he intends to “empower” the party, “through a facility”.
In a statement signed by Mr Blay’s spokesperson Richard Nyamah, the campaign team of the Acting National Chairman said the buses were not a “gift” to the party, adding that they were procured as part of the former Ellembelle MP’s quest to make the party viable business-wise, whether in power or not.
“Mr. Blay has indicated his belief in the NPP foundational principle of a property-owning democracy. To actualise it, he emphasised that his main objective as the next NPP National Chairman will be to empower the party and its members to own businesses and property for the party to be self-sufficient whether in government or not.
“To this effect, Mr. Blay unveiled a business model to empower the various constituencies.
“In this plan, Mr. Blay has, through a facility, acquired 275 buses for the 275 constituencies of the NPP in the country”, the statement clarified, in response to moves by the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) to drag the former First and Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament to the Commissioner on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) as well as the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) for allegedly seeking to buy votes with the bus move.