A member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Asare Otchere Darko has expressed his disappointment in claims by the party’s General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong that he was oblivious of Nana Addo’s schedule for the ‘Rise and Build’ tour, especially in the Volta Region
According to him, Kwabena Agyepong knew in advance, the road-map for the tour but asked to be excused because he would be out of the country by the time Nana Addo’s team arrives in the Volta Region.
[contextly_sidebar id=”2hokuaIXxEFwh6IlwIdMpx8oVF36bZ1C”]Kwabena Agyepong had lamented in radio interviews about attempts by officials close to Nana Akufo-Addo, to sideline him from activities of the flag bearer.
The NPP’s General Secretary said he only read about Nana Addo’s tour on the internet because he was not informed about the exact dates.
“National Executives went for a meeting and there was no indication that the date of the National tour was 2nd September. In fact it was on the 1st of September that I read on the internet that Eugene Arhin who is the press secretary to the Presidential candidate had issued a statement indicating that Nana Addo will start his tour in the Volta Region,” Agyepong said.
Unhappy about the General Secretary’s claims, Gabby Asare Otchere Darko on the The Big Issue on Citi FM, insisted Mr Agyepong is being “unfair” to Nana Addo.
“I try not to get involved in this internal thing but I think it has also been unfair to the presidential candidate.”
“On his national tour, Akufo-Addo made it absolutely clear to the General Secretary that he was going to travel with him. And I had the opportunity, a day before the Alisa hotel meeting, to personally sit in front of the General Secretary in his office and he told me he was traveling for two weeks so he can’t join Nana for his national tour, so when he comes back he will join him for the rest of the tour.”
Gabby disclosed that initially, “Nana wanted to start the campaign in the North,” but later changed to the Volta Region of which Kwabena Agyepong was aware off.
Gabby said, Kwebena Agyepong’s name did not appear on the list released to the media because he had told Nana Addo that he will be away for two weeks.
Gabby explained that Mr Agyepong had told him that Nana Addo can begin the tour in the Volta, “when I come back I will be with him,” the Kwabena Agyepong said.
By: Godwin A. Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana