Sammi Awuku, the Campaign Coordinator for Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, has clarified that the payment of Ghs400 to delegates was not intended to influence their votes.
During an appearance on JoyNews The Probe, Awuku explained that the campaign team’s financial support provided during the primaries was justified, considering the high costs associated with political campaigns.
This statement emphasizes their position that the monetary assistance was not a means to sway the delegates’ voting decisions but rather a standard part of campaign expenses.
“I can speak for both of them (Kennedy Agyapong and Bawumia) on the sharing of money… When they were buying forms to contest, they had to prove resourcefulness…. If you bring people from all over the place to one location, you have to help them with transport and feeding”
He added that most of the time the funds did not come from the candidates directly.
“In Akwapem North, a brother from Chicago took up the cost of almost Ghs70,000 for the delegates. And in many other places. But we placed a cap on how much anyone person can contribute…” he explained.