Political activist and former Peoples National Convention (PNC) National Chairman Bernard Anbataayela Mornah said that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the then-candidate, gave him US$2,000 in support.
In an interview with Ohenewaa Kesse Boahen on CTV, Mornah said that Mustapha Abdul Hamid, Akufo-Addo’s assistant, had driven him to see the politician.
Bernard Mornah disclosed that, as he was a candidate for PNC General Secretary at the time and without a vehicle, he intended to take a bus from Neoplan Station to the Northern Region Congress site.
He met Mustapha Abdul Hamid, who escorted him to see Akufo-Addo, the then-candidate, in the Circle neighborhood of Accra, behind the Odo Rice building.
“President Akufo-Addo has been a very good person to me because when I was about running for the general secretary slot of the PNC for the first time, he gave me US$2,000,” he said.
He said that Akufo-Addo did not even count the money he was handing him, but instead wished him luck.
“Young man, I’m told you’re going to run for general secretary. I wish you all the best… Akufo-Addo then pulled the money. He didn’t count. It was US$2,000,” Bernard Mornah added.
Bernard Mornah went on to say that he chose to rent a car instead of continuing with his Neoplan station movement as soon as he received the money.
He defeated Santua Niagah and Dr. Sumtim Togiba in a resounding victory in the election. In 2012, he was still in that role.
He became the youngest National Chairman of the PNC in 2015, following in the footsteps of his 2007 election as the youngest General Secretary.