After Praying For Clean Election: NPP Beats War Drums

The largest opposition party in Ghana, New Patriotic Party (NPP) which held mammoth non-denomination church service to commence its 2012 election activities has accused the Managing Director (MD) of the Metro Mass Transit (MMT) for attempting to sabotage the church service.
The NPP blamed Maxwell Awuku, the MMT MD of orchestrating a diabolical plan to frustrate the party’s special prayer session held on Sunday afternoon by preventing the company’s buses from conveying people to the Essipong Sports Stadium in Sekondi in the Western Region to participate in the programme.
According to the NPP, Mr. Awuku allegedly ordered without explanation, the Western Regional Manager of the company to MMT to refund to the NPP, money they had paid for 20 buses to convey their supporters to the stadium.
However, in a sharp rebuttal, the MD denied all the claims. Mr Awuku explained that the NPP rather negotiated for the buses to be used on credit but since the MMT has a policy not to give out any of its buses on credit, he only refused to accede to their (NPP’s) demands.
He emphasised that “the NPP paid for twelve buses but wanted to take more than the number they’ve paid for but my office refused because we no longer give buses on credit”.
But speaking in an interview on PeaceFM News, the MMT boss expressed his disappointment in the NPP for blowing the issue out of proportion stressing that he was only following laid down procedures without any hidden agenda.
“…the buses are not meant to be hired without payment…the company has about GH¢5billion in debt which we haven’t been able to recover as yet,” he added.
Mr. Awuku also accused the NPP Member of Parliament for Manhyia, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh of threatening him, warning that he will hold the MP responsible if anything untoward happens to him.
But, many Ghanaians including a Deputy Minister of Information, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, have advised the NPP and its members to depart from their ‘all die be die’ and “win-at-all-cost” mantra if they have now accepted that God is the only one who appoints leaders.
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