NPP Maintains Obiri Boahene As Deputy General Secretary
Private legal practitioner Nana Obiri Boahen has been maintained as the Deputy General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Nana Obiri Boahene has met with the party’s Steering Committee to answer questions on some damaging allegations he made against his party in a leaked audio that went viral.
Nana Obiri Boahen, in the leaked phone conversation he had with an activist of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kwaku Skirt, claimed that, the presidency gave the party an amount of 50 billon cedis for its annual delegates conference in Cape Coast in 2017, a claim the NPP has since denied.
Mr. Boahen also claimed that despite playing a key role in NPP’s victory in the last general elections, he had been ignored since the party came into power.
He again stated that the party had failed to provide him with an official car for his work, adding that “I don’t remember the last time I received a monthly salary from the party.”
“Till date, I don’t even have an office at the party’s headquarters. To be frank, I have been using my own private car, and the party has not given me any official car for my use as Deputy General Secretary. I buy my own fuel. And even on official trips abroad, I’ll be left to my fate. When I recently went to Germany, it was an NPP Member who bought a ticket for me. I went to Spain, Dortmund it was an individual that processed my trip. I do virtually everything, and I don’t remember the last time I received a monthly salary from the party,” he said in the leaked tape.
He later apologised to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the NPP in general for the gaffe. He described the leaked tape as “heavily doctored and fraudulently voice-mimicked, which the contents thereof are untrue and incorrect and ought not to be given any credence and attention.”
The NPP, on Wednesday September 19, at a joint National Council and National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting, decided to maintain Mr Obiri Boahen as the Deputy General Secretary.
Read below the full list of new appointees for the party:
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
Yaw Boaben Asamoah
DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND ELECTIONS
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
DIRECTOR OF I.T
DIRECTOR OF PROTOCOLS
SENIOR POLITICAL ADVISOR
Mr. Antwi Adjei
APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY NATIONAL OFFICERS:
DEPUTY GENERAL SECRETARIES
1) Daniel Patrick Nii Laryea Squire
2) Nana Obiri Boahen
DEPUTY NATIONAL ORGANISERS
1) Maxwell Lugudor Cofie
2) Elvis Botah
DEPUTY NATIONAL WOMEN ORGANISERS
1) Justina Awo Banahene
2) Hajia Sawudatu
DEPUTY NATIONAL YOUTH ORGANISERS
1) Perpetual Lomokie Akwada
2) Joseph Nyaniba Kwayaja
NATIONAL NASARA COORDINATORS
1) Ayishetu Yusif
2) Abdallah Toric
DEPUTY COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTORS
1) Kamal-Deen Abdulai
2) Kofi Agyapong
3) Haruna Mohammed
4) Yaw Preko
5) Akbar Yussif Rohullah Khomeini
6) Jennifer Oforiwaa Queen
7) Richard Asante Yeboah
8) Maame Yaa Aboagye
9) Joyce Zempare
10 Richard Nyamah
The party, in a statement signed by General Secretary John Boadu, said it congratulates all the appointed officers and calls on them to discharge their mandate diligently to vindicate the confidence reposed in them with the view to enhancing the party’s fortunes at all times.