Edudzi Kudzo Tameklo, head of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) legal directorate asserts that based on his calculations, the winner spent over 80 million cedis.
He directly accuses President Akufo-Addo of sponsoring and bankrolling the candidature of his vice.
“What work was Bawumia doing before entering politics, yet only 4 million cedis to save Korle Bu Renal Center, Akufo-Addo says it is not available.
“Meanwhile, he has managed to get 80 million to give for Bawumia to run an election. 80 million shared to delegates to spend for free. Even some delegates got 1,200 cedis because Bawumia was already giving monies before the 400 on the election day,” he submitted on Power FM.
“If you compute the entire expenditure, it comes up to about US$20 million,” he lamented.
On his part, Kwesi Pratt Jnr, Managing Editor of the Daily Dispatch tagged the vote the “most expensive political party primaries I have ever seen.”
He submitted on Good Morning Ghana programme on Metro TV (November 8) that “conservative estimates based on facts, indicate that the Bawumia campaign must have spent about 100 million Ghana cedis.”
Asked to provide his evidence, he explained: “All of us saw delegates complaining on Live TV that they had been given 400 cedis each, multiply that by 208,000 delegates, that comes to 83.2 million.
“So clearly, VP Bawumia alone must have spent a minimum of 100 million Ghana cedis and that has never happened in this country,” he said suggesting that other monetary considerations may have made the figure much higher.