Mr. Eric Amakwa Blay, a defeated aspirant in the recently held New Patriotic Party(NPP) parliamentary primaries who asked delegates to return bicycles he had ditched out to them prior to the elections unashamedly maintain his stance that, they were not gifts.
Delegates and even ghanaians were surprised at the ridiculous gesture of the parliamentary aspirant for the Assin North Constituency.
However, Mr. John Boadu, the NPP’s General Secretary charged Mr. Blay to return the bicycles or be faced the sanction of being sacked from the NPP party.
Mr. Blay, has replied Mr. Boadu complacently insisting that, the bicycles were winning bonuses for the 2020 elections should he have won.
He said, “the thing is that when I was going round with my campaign team last year, we found out that we needed to walk from one village to the other during campaigns in the electoral areas; so we planned to give them bicycles to make it easy.
“We came back and sat down with my financiers and at the end of the day they also agreed that we have to give bicycles to all the delegates,” Mr Amankwa said.
He unapaologetically revealed that there were conditions spelt out to delegates before the bicycles were distributed, “the condition was that if I win then you take the bicycles but as for the transportation and a little bit of token it will be given to you; that was the condition.
“So it was a winning bonus, not a gift or a donation because you know that if you are going to play a match and at the end of the day you lose you don’t pay losing bonus but a winning bonus and they also understood it,” he expounded .