The Communications Director of the John Mahama 2012 Campaign, Ms Hannah Tetteh who issued the order on behalf of the President of the Republic, stated: ? We further would like to bring to the attention of all sympathizers, campaigners and affiliates of the NDC that soliciting funds from State Organizations is unacceptable, unethical and we believe not to be in line with the tenets of the Political Parties Act (Act 574).?
The John Mahama 2012 Campaign has issued a 24-hour ultimatum to members of the Volunteers For Mahama (VFM) to refund any money that they may have received from the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre at once, or face the wrath of the party.
She continued: ?In the circumstances we are instructing all our sympathisers and affiliate organizatons not to solicit funds from any state agencies or entities that do not conform to the provisions on party financing in this Act. We take a very serious view of this conduct and consider it to be unacceptable and we advise all those who are working for the success of our campaign in the 2012 election to take note of this directive?.
Ms Tetteh who is the Minister of Trade and Industry therefore encouraged all their sympathizers and loyalists to work hard for the success of the party in the 2012 election, in order that the Party achieves resounding success in the upcoming elections which are not much more than a week away.
Let us continue to demonstrate to the People of Ghana our commitment to be working for them, she added.
The John Mahama 2012 Campaign wishes to disassociate itself from the recent actions of a group of campaigners referred to as Volunteers For Mahama who have been canvassing for support for the John Mahama 2012 Campaign.
While we do appreciate the support given by groups such as Volunteers for Mahama, we do not subscribe to their request for funding support from Government Agencies.