Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Ejisu constituency, Mr. Kwabena Owusu Aduomi has disclosed that he paid some amount of money in the form of bribes to entice delegates to vote for him in the 2020 New Patriotic Party, (NPP) parliamentary primaries.
According to Mr. Aduomi, after paying the enticement fee, he lost the election to his strongest opponent.
“I paid a lot of money during the primaries. I paid GHc5,000 to each of the 600 delegates but I lost the election,” Mr. Aduomi revealed on Oyerepa Breakfast Time last Friday.
He added that politics is an expensive venture and a game for the brave, not the faint-hearted.
“Let me tell you this, politics is very expensive. That’s how huge an amount I paid just for people to endorse my candidature. It’s a game for the brave,” he stated.
It would be recalled that Mr. Aduomi, former deputy minister of roads and highways lost the Ejisu MP seat in the last NPP parliamentary primaries in 2020 to Lawyer John Kumah (incumbent Ejisu (MP).
John Ampontuah Kumah amassed 397 votes representing 55.99% as against Mr. Kwabena Owusu – Aduomi votes of 307, representing 43.30% and Abena Pokua Amoah-Boaitey (Ejisu Bronii) who had only 5 votes representing 0.71%.
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