Money Swine! John Boadu’s Campaign Team Spreads Cash
It appears the opulence the National Election Committee of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been warned against ahead of the party’s National Delegates Conference slated for this weekend, July 16, 2022, has raised its ugly head again, barely five days to the event.
But in spite of the warning to candidates to desist from making money at the centre of their campaigns; some seem to have thrown caution to the wind and are going all out, using clever means to display wealth and how deep their pockets are, by displaying money in the open.
Such seems to be the case in the General Secretary contest, following the emergence of a video of the incumbent, John Boadu’s campaign team, splashing money in the full glare of the public during one of his tours.
MrBoadu, who is facing stiff competition from as many as four others, has been seen in the video with his team throwing money at a female dancer and ‘poet’singing his appellations in what appears to be last minute desperate move to woo the heart of delegates.
Boadu first became General Secretary after the elected scribe, Kwabena Agyei Agyapong was removed, following allegations of anti-party conduct ahead of the 2016 general election.
It is unclear where the less than a minute video was captured, but it has since gone viral on social media with many expressing different views about it.
In the 39 seconds video sighted by The Anchor, a lady dressed in Kente is seen hailing and singing praises of the incumbent scribe of the NPP – for good work as he seeks to continue.
She opined that the incumbent deserves to continue to do his good work so the 8-year cycle the governing party is seeking to break can be realized.
But the lady who received cheers and applause from the John Boadu team, at a point in the video, started attracting cash from the team.
The money started flying in different directions in notes starting from GH¢50.
Having been impressed with the appellations by the lady, JB also allegedly joined the fray by splashing countless 50 and 100 cedis notes on the unnamed lady, as she kept praising him amidst assurance that he would be retained.
The act has since raised eyebrows, especially, at a time government has said the country is broke, hence the decision to seek an International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout. The governing party goes to the polls for the national executive elections this Saturday July 16, with various positions up for grab.
So far, the General Secretary election being contested by the incumbent John Boadu, deputy Environment Protection Agency (EPA) Musah Idrissu Superior, and former Presidential Staffer Charles Bissue appears to be the keenest of all.
The others are former Member of Parliament (MP) for the Suhum constituency Fredrick Opare-Ansah and boss of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) Justin Frimpong Kodua.