The Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party(NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen will this morning appear before the party’s Steering committee to answer to some controversial claims he made in a leaked audio tape with an opposition NDC member.
Even before the Steering Committee concludes its probe on the damaging claims by the maverick Deputy General Secretary, he’s apologised profoundly for his “indiscretion.”
“Respectfully, I am by this letter expressing my profound apology to the President, the Vice President, the Chief of Staff, the Steering Committee, the National Executives Committee, the National Council of the New Patriotic Party and every member of the New Patriotic Party for my indiscretion,” wrote Mr. Boahen in a letter of apology sighted by Kasapafmonline.com.
He added: “I have learnt much lessons from this unfortunate incident, from this heavily edited, secretly recorded and intentionally mutilated audio recording or cassette; I vow not to find myself under such circumstances again. My loyalty and commitment with/to the New Patriotic Party shall ever continue to be resolute and firm. ‘To err is human, and to forgive is divine’ says the sages.”
The NPP Deputy Scribe in an audio in a conversation with a known NDC activist based in USA which has gone viral on social media is heard claiming that the Presidency gave the party Gh¢50 billion to conduct the party’s 2017 National Annual Delegates Conference in Cape Coast, where various proposals were made for amendments to the party’s constitution.
Nana Obiri Boahen was further heard lamenting about how he was given a paltry GH¢5,000 as a member of the Resolution Committee out of the GH¢50 billion.
“When we were going to Cape Coast the other time, I was given GH¢3,000 as a member of the Resolution Committee and an additional GH¢2,000 for fuel. Meanwhile, the Flagstaff House gave the party an amount of GH¢50 billion,” Boahen alleged.
He also spoke about how unfairly he’s being treated by the party as he has no official vehicle, never received any salary and has also not been awarded any contract from any of the Ministries.
Although Nana Obiri Boahen has since apologized for his comments, it is unclear what actions will be taken against him after the meeting with the Steering committee.