[Video] 275 buses: Amidu will clear Blay of wrongdoing – Addo Kufuor to critics


Dr Kwame Addo Kufuor – 3News - First In News | Ghana News Updates Dr Kwame Addo Kufuor[/caption] Former Defence Minister, Dr. Kwame Addo Kufuor has challenged persons who feel Acting Chairman of the governing NPP engaged in any corrupt act in the purchase of the 275 buses for the party to petition the , Martin . Mr. took $11.4 million loan facility from the UMB to buy the buses which have sent tongues wagging. Mr. Blay who is contesting for the chairmanship position at the New Patriotic Party's delegates' conference being held in Koforidua on Saturday, has also been accused by his close tender of engaging in vote buying. Some anti-graft civil society groups and the opposition have waded into the issue, and want Mr. Blay who is the board chairman of the National Petroleum Corporation investigated on how he was able to raise the to purchase the buses. [caption id="attachment_90736" align="aligncenter" width="623"] – 3News - First In News | Ghana News Updates The buses were taken delivery of at the port on Wednesday, reports say[/caption] Mr Blay has been reported to have made a down payment of $3 million and taken delivery of the first 100 buses. But Dr. Addo kufuor who is the board chairman of the Social Security and National Trust (SSNIT) believes Mr. Blay is being accused unfairly. He sees the Acting Chairman as a forward thinking person who is applying his strategy the right way. The 275 buses for the 275 constituencies of the party arrived in the country days to the NPP's conference, fuelling the allegation of vote-buying But Dr. Addo Kufuor emphatically shot down the allegation of vote buying, explaining that every politician knows what is called “strategy” therefore “there is nothing criminal” about the timing. “He is a far sighted politician, strategic in thinking, there is nothing wrong with it,” he told TV3's Kwakye Afreh Nuamah at the conference ground on Saturday. Read: John Boadu clarifies ‘simple' 275 buses to NPP constituencies – 3News - First In News | Ghana News Updates Freddy Blay is the acting Chairman of the NPP He is also daring persons hanging corruption allegation on Mr. Blay to pursue the case with the special prosecutor who is clothed with the power to fight corruption. “Let's go to , I am sure he will find that there is nothing wrong… if anybody suspects something has gone wrong, petition Martin Amidu,” he insisted. The former minister however discounted perception that Mr. Blay is the president's favourite candidate. Also contesting for the chairmanship position are Mr. , who is contesting for the fourth consecutive time, and Dr. Amoako Baah, a political scientist. Read also: NPP ready to elect new executives Watch video here: Story by Isaac Essel |3news.com | Ghana