Deputy General Secretary of NPP apologises to NPP, NDC

Nana Boahene

Nana Boahene

Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen has apologised to his party and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for his “indiscretion” in his recent wild allegation against the presidency.

In a leaked telephone conversation that went viral last week, he disclosed that the presidency contributed GH¢50 billion to the party’s 2017 Annual National Delegates Conference held in Cape Coast last August.

He also lamented to a supposed NDC activist, who was on the other side of the line, that despite his position in the party, he had been neglected while his contemporaries were benefiting from the party’s incumbency.

Mr Boahen’s revelations did not sit well with the party following which he was summoned before the party’s Steering Committee to substantiate his allegations which the party claimed were untrue and had put the party’s name in disrepute.

He is also reported to have said he made those allegations in order to get certain information from the NDC activist, which he claimed would be useful to him and his party.
But in a letter of apology dated Friday, March, 2  2018, the legal practitioner  expressed his “profound  apology” to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Vice President; Dr Mahamudu Bawumia,  Chief of Staff , the Steering Committee, executive and members of his party for his lack of caution.
“I am also by this letter rendering an unqualified apology to former President John Mahama, the National Democratic Congress leadership and every member of the National Democratic Congress of my indiscretion,” the letter said.

Although he said he had learnt lessons from the incident and vowed not to find himself in similar situation ever again, Mr Boahen insisted that the leaked tape was doctored.

“I have learnt much lessons from this unfortunate incident, from this heavily edited, secretly recorded and intentionally mutilated audio recording or cassette; I vow not to find myself under such circumstances again.

“My loyalty and commitment with/to the New Patriotic Party shall ever continue to be resolute and firm. “To err is human, and to forgive is divine” say the sages.
I hope this apology would be accepted by all,” the letter said.

By Times Reporter

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