The Flagbearer of the Great Consolidated Popular Party, Henry Hebert Lartey has laughed-off suggestions he endorsed President John Dramani Mahama for monetary gains.
Dr. Lartey who announced his support for the ruling National Democratic Congress at a press conference in Kumasi on Sunday says he took the decision because of the projects and policies introduced by the John Mahama administration to improve life of Ghanaians.
Social media, especially WhatsApp has been agog with messages Dr. Lartey was financially induced with at least GH ¢20, 000 to throw his weight Presidential candidate of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama.
But Dr Lartey rejected attempts by the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the GCPP to stop him from responding to questions on allegations he took money from the ruling NDC.
When he did, he described the allegations as ‘ridicules and unfounded.
[starts with laugh..It that how cheap we [GCPP] are? Gh ¢ 20,000. No, no; it is ridicules. Let them go on with the false alarm. The false alarm is not needed. We need Ghana to move forward. This is what we want and not GH ¢ 20,000 in my pocket. Collecting money to do what, to go and support somebody to win elections? No,” he told me.
The projects, which he says are prototypes of the GCPP’s ‘domestication’ mantra, should be supported by all well-meaning Ghanaians.
They include the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange which he says has become a tourist attraction, Komenda Sugar Factory, local content delivery in Ghana’s oil business that allow participation of locals as well as other infrastructural developments
According to him, the projects will not only improve the livelihood of Ghanaians, but also put the nation at the level it requires.
“He [Mahama] is performing on infrastructure. He says I’m going to do it and he is doing it.
“If a big country like United States of America believes in infrastructure, it means Mahama is ahead of the United States of America. The truth has to be told for Ghanaians to understand. No politicking; the evidence is there. Even at Accra, you can see what’s happening at the interchange. It has become a tourist attraction. Why shouldn’t I support somebody who’s doing well,” he quizzed.
Dr. Lartey hopes the Great Consolidated Popular Party will take over the reigns of Ghana from the NDC in 2020.