The former National Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammi Awuku, has challenged flagbearer hopeful, Dr. Afriyie Akoto to furnish the general public with the list of contractors who according to him are not being paid by the government.
Sammi Awuku stated that he was surprised by the utterance of the former Food and Agriculture minister where he accused the government of sidelining contractors who have openly declared support for him.
His comment comes on the back of Dr. Afriyie Akoto’s remarks criticising the government for not paying contractors who are known to support his ambition as the flagbearer hopeful of the NPP.
Speaking in an interview with Oyerepa TV on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, the former National Organizer of the NPP challenged Dr. Afriyie Akoto to release the list of contractors who have not been paid for declaring support for him.
“When it comes to campaign issues of this sort, it is beyond me. First of all, I don’t know the particular contractors. secondly, I don’t work at the Ministry of Finance. I don’t want to believe Dr. Afriyie Akoto said that [ gov’t not saying contractors supporting him]. I don’t have knowledge about what he said. I can’t verify that there are contractors who are not being paid because of him.
“In any case, do we have a list of Dr. Afriyie Akoto’s contractors? or a list of Kennedy Agyapong or Dr. Bawumia’s contractors? So I want to see the list and follow up to find out why there are contractors for Alan, Dr. Bawumia, or Dr. Afriyie Akoto who have not been paid. With this, I am unable to find out because I don’t know where to tackle it. So maybe when I meet my uncle, Dr. Afriyie Akoto, I will ask for the details of the contractors and follow up with him. Once again, I do not want to believe he ever said that,” Sammi Awuku said in Twi on Oyerepa TV.