NPP debt Afoko’s administration should pay Prudential Bank loan – Sir John

Mr. Owusu Afriyie says the current Paul Afoko-led administration should absorb and pay the debt instead of painting the previous administration black.

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A former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie (Sir John) is asking the party’s current administration to settle a debt the party owes Prudential Bank.

His comments came in the wake of a leaked letter from the bank asking guarantors to ensure that the NPP’s Elections 2012 Fundraising Committee reimburse an overdraft facility of over GH¢2 million that it took for the purposes of the 2012 elections by April 30 2015.

Although the Former Chief Executive of Data Bank, Ken Ofori Atta has in a statement stated that he is responsible for any obligation that arises from a GHC 1.5 m loan facility secured during the 2012 New Patriotic Party (NPP) elections, Mr. Owusu Afriyie says the current Paul Afoko-led administration should absorb and pay the debt instead of painting the previous administration black.

“We have been there for a year plus so nobody can go back and accuse us of not absolving the debt because the campaign team was still preparing… Now that we are no longer there, those accounts have been handed over to the new administration and it is for them to sit down with the campaign team and iron out majority chances that there are”, he noted.

 Adding, “They have sought to paint us black so people will say that Sir John absconded. I thank God for all the things that are coming out. The letters are being unfolded to show that we have no hand in these monies that they want to blame us for.”

Sir John was suspicious that the letter asking the guarantors to settle the debt might have been leaked.

“The Bank has a relationship with its kind of confidentiality so I want to believe that the bank as a professional institution will not leak a letter to Ofori Atta to the press. I believe that Ofori Atta will not leak a letter written to him. People are being mischievous”, he said.

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