Sammy Awuku, a former National Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), emphasized that delegates in the NPP will not be swayed by money when selecting the party’s presidential candidate for the 2024 elections.
Despite allegations of financial inducement during the party’s super delegates’ conference, Awuku stated that the delegates’ choice will be influenced by factors such as an aspirant’s capability to win political power and govern effectively, rather than the amount of money they receive.
“Tonight’s conversation has been revealing speaking to the delegates. The whole picture that has been painted that it is the biggest economic activity that happens on that voting day cannot be true, cannot be accurate” Mr Awuku told the Host, Evans Mensah.
“You did use Ledzokuku just for an example, and you are talking about in excess of 1,600. A candidate cannot even give beyond that 400 or 500 cedis even per delegate because the figures will be huge. And doing that across 276 constituencies, unless that candidate is only looking at only one constituency and not moving beyond that, but this is a mass election.”
He emphasized that the sheer number of delegates makes it impossible for any aspirant to influence all of them with money.
“First of all, the expectations must be watered down; and I am happy that the delegates themselves know that reality sets in, and money will not be a key determinant in deciding who they should vote for.”