In my campaign phone calls, I have often been confronted with questions about the false allegations being peddled against me by my opponent. Primary among these allegations is that I, Augustine Y. Agbenaza mismanaged the Diasporan Office. This Branch NPP-USA has no office known as the Diasporan Office. What in Ghana is known as the Diasporan Office used to be within the Ministry of Foreign & Regional Integration. When the NPP Party assumed the helms of affairs in January 2017, it was moved to the Presidency. The Jubilee House appointed the Director & Deputy Director to this Office. The Diaspora Affairs Office is for all Ghanaian Diasporans, not a political partisan office and I do wonder how I can be accused of mismanaging that office.
The Party has an International Desk at its HQ and the Director of that Office is appointed by the Party. It’s noteworthy to state that, that Office was started at the Party HQ by the Chicago Chapter several years ago.
It is highly distressing that my opponent, a Man of God, an ordained Reverend would stoop so low to make such unfounded allegations against me just to achieve the hope of being elected to an office. Utterly despicable and I condemn such a lying attitude with the greatest contempt it deserves.
This only goes to show that my opponent seems not to know the operations of this very Branch to which he seeks to be the Branch Secretary. He has been the Ag. Chairman of the Columbus Chapter since the departure of its substantive Chairman Dr Alexander Adusei. And in that capacity of the Ag. Chairman has been and still is a member of the Branch Executives Committee (BEC). All major decisions of this Branch are discussed openly at the BEC and there has never been an issue raised about any mismanagement of any non-existent Diaspora Office in the Branch. So, from where comes this vile and false allegation. A figment of someone’s fertile negative mindset? Is it 2018 déjà vu all over again?
Patriots, disregard these vile allegations and vote your conscience. I plead for your votes to continue the stellar performance we have chalked collectively within the last four (4) under the able and effective leadership of our indefatigable Chairperson Mrs Obaa Yaa Frimpong.
Mr Augustine Agbenaza
Branch Secretary Hopeful