Kennedy Osei Nyarko, the member of parliament for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Akim Swedru constituency, has refuted recent allegations made by a fellow lawmaker that certain NPP delegates in his district are employed by the government for political purposes.
This comes after Bongo Member of Parliament Edward Bawa made a claim in September 2023 that the NPP delegates had been placed on government payroll by the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department.
Osei Nyarko responded on Facebook to Edward Bawa’s accusations, which he had made on TV3’s Big Issues program. He challenged well-meaning Ghanaians to view Bawa’s remarks with the disdain they merit.
“As a Member of Parliament for the Akyem Swedru constituency, I would like to address the recent allegations regarding the Controller and Accountant General putting my delegates on the payroll for election purposes. I want to clarify that these allegations are entirely false and unfounded.
“I want to emphasize that none of my delegates are on the payroll to influence the election. It is crucial to maintain the integrity of our democratic process and ensure that elections are conducted fairly and transparently” the Akim Swedru MP Kennedy Osei Nyarko said.
“I urge everyone to be cautious of false information and to verify the facts before jumping to conclusions. Let us focus on the issues that truly matter to the people and work together to build a better future for our constituency,” he added.
Osei Nyarko will face the current Controller and Accountant-General Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem during NPP primaries scheduled for early next year.
Bawa’s allegation is to the effect that the government accountant had put the delegates on salary in order to attract the needed votes to be able to represent the NPP in the 2024 elections.
The Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) has since issued a formal response to the MP describing his views as ignorant and untrue.