At a press briefing held today at the office of the Western Region’s New Patriotic Party, Chairman Dickson Atta-Nketsiah has described the recent media reportage on an intra-party affair as unfortunate and distasteful.
A leaked memo from the office of the Regional Chairman, suggested the secretary Charles Bissue has wrongfully taken possession of two pickup vehicles belonging to the party without recourse to protocols and leadership of the steering committee. He thus have been ordered to release the vehicles and associated documents by Friday 16 March, 2018.
The said vehicles are Kantanka Omama pickup, and a Mitsubishi L200 pickup. According to the Chairman, Mr Bissue as a series of calls on him to release the vehicles, discretely parked the Kantanaka Omama pickup at his office some months ago without the accompanying the documents.
Mr Bissue, is said to have registered the Mitsubishi pickup for personal use.
In an address read on behalf of the Chairman, special aide to the chairman, Anthony Adu-Nketsiah explains the action is without any ill intent to bring into disrepute the personality of the secretary, as speculated by some sections of the media.
He alleges the actions portrayed by the secretary suggest he wants to keep those vehicles to himself.
“It is not true the car belongs to Bissue and that Chairman wants to collect it from him. It is a car for the party which is not registered and it has never reached the party. He is just holding the party to ransom”
For his part, the Communications director for the Western Region NPP, Okatakyie Amankwa Afrifa refuted claims that the party’s office was broken into. He emphasize that the party in a recent Regional Executive meeting unanimously agreed to unlock the office to allow the Deputy Secretary assume duties.
He stressed, the party’s office remained locked since August 22 2017, and that was because the regional secretary had the keys to the office in his custody. He argues the seeming unavailability of the secretary in the region due to his duties at the presidency, had subsequently hindered the exercising of administrative and other duties at the office.