Mr. Ralph Agyapong, brother and lawyer to Assin Central Member of Parliament(MP) and New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer hopeful, Kennedy Agyapong has admitted that their team also pay money to delegates of the party.
He indicated that it is not possible for them to ask delegates to leave their respective electoral areas and constituencies without providing them with something to travel back to their destinations.
“You cannot invite a delegate to come listen to your message without offering the person anything. Our concern is where huge sums of monies have been dolled out to delegates to vote for a particular candidate as was witnessed during the Super Delegates Conference”, he disclosed on Accra-based Okay Fm.
Lawyer Ralph Agyapong was reacting to the aftermath of incidents in the Sagnarigu Constituency of the Northern Region during their recent tour.
It would be recalled there was near chaos between presidential aspirant Hon. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, and NPP Constituency Chairman for Sagnarigu, Alhaji Musah Fuseini alias Dagoma, and his delegates during a meeting in Tamale last week.
As part of his tour of the Northern Region, the aspirant met with Sagnarigu and Tamale North constituency delegates in Tamale.
During the meeting, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong stated that the constituency chairmen were offered GHs 100,000 each to vote during the special delegate conference.
This allegation did not sit well with the Sagnarigu Chairman, who is noted for his frank confrontations with lies. The chairman immediately asked for the microphone and told the delegates gathered that the presidential aspirant was peddling outright lies.
Chairman Dagoma said, “The man is telling lies. He is lying. I am the chairman of the constituency. I voted in the superdelegates conference, and nobody gave me GHs 100,000 to vote. I will not accept such lies from somebody who wants to lead this party.”
The response by the no-nonsense chairman attracted loud applause from the delegates, prompting a few supporters of the aspirant to start casting insults at the delegates.