The acting Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Mr. Freddie Blay, says the John Mahama-led National Democratic Congress government has set up a slush fund, with the sole purpose of fomenting trouble in the NPP, to damage the party’s image ahead of the 2016 election.
According to Mr. Blay, with President Mahama desperate to hang onto power in spite of his abysmal performance, government has sanctioned the formation of a crack team, supported by elements in the National Security, to make the job of attempting to damage the NPP a top priority.
The acting NPP Chairman made this known when he addressed members of the NPP and the media on Friday, November 27, 2015 at the Headquarters of the NPP, the scene of a dawn raid by armed men in military uniform.
“To the ruling NDC, creating confusion in the NPP is a more competent and convenient way to gain electoral advantage than fixing the myriad of problems they have visited on the country. We are aware of the tens of millions of Ghana Cedis in slush funds dedicated to this special project,” he said.
Mr Freddie Blay also disclosed that the NPP knows of individuals “including two heads of important organisations, whose job it is to fund and fuel this evil plot.”
President Mahama, according to the acting NPP Chairman, is desperate and believes he can use this fiction of confusion to snatch for his party a third consecutive term in office, adding that “he has started with the focus of his recent campaign speeches.”
He continued: “These attacks on the NPP, and the deliberate dragging of the party’s image in the mud have followed a clear pattern in the last year or so. Our major worry is that the plot is getting thicker and more deadly. We believe if we do not bring focus to this evil plot now, more lives could be lost and our democracy could be severely damaged. We cannot accept this. We have come too far as a nation for a return to the ‘dark days’ of the culture of silence.”
Mr. Freddie Blay urged National Security personnel and others who have made it their industry to invest in the creation of confusion and sponsoring raids and physical attacks to stop. “Please stop! Stop being used for evil. Your job is to protect the people and not to destroy,” he added.