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PNC feud: General Secretary petitions CID to probe Apasera, Dani Baah

The embattled General Secretary of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Janet Nabla, has petitioned the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service to probe the party’s flagbearer for the 2020 elections, David Apasera over alleged financial malfeasance and stealing.

The petitioner also mentions the party’s suspended National Chairman, Moses Dani Baah.

This was contained in a petition sent to the CID on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

“Following the removal from office of Messrs David Asibi Apasera and Moses Dani Baah as Leader and Chairman of PNC respectively by the National Executive Committee (NEC) on grounds of misconduct and financial malfeasance on 7th day of September 2021, I petition your august institution on behalf of the party to investigate the two on financial malfeasance and stealing,” the petition noted.

The said petition alleged that an amount of GHC1.7 million raised to fund the party’s activities for the 2020 General Election was withdrawn and spent by Mr Apasera and Mr Baah without the knowledge of the General Secretary of the party.

The petitioner says this is a clear violation of Article 49(b)(8) of the party.

“An amount of GHC1.7 million was raised to fund the December 7, 2020 elections. The entire amount was withdrawn from the bank and caused to be spent by the leader and the chairman without the knowledge of the General Secretary who by Article 53 of the constitution is in charge of daily operations of the party and no proper account has been rendered.

“This act was in clear violation of Article 49(b)(8) where they are instructed to call for NEC meeting to deliberate on issues concerning elections, fundraising, management of funds for the national elections both for the presidential and parliamentary candidates including strategising and executing the campaigns for both the Presidential candidate and the Parliamentary candidates of the party.

“An amount of GHC150, 000.00 was raised to pay party offices’ rent across the country. This amount was deposited in the party’s account where Mr Apasera and Mr Dani Baah have withdrawn the amount without the knowledge of the Secretary and have not used the money for the intended purpose,” the petition further claimed.

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