Blay in the News

Freddie Blay Denies False Publication

Freddie Blay

The campaign team of Freddie W. Blay, Acting Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has disclaimed publication by a section of the media that he is stepping down in the race to become the substantive National Chairman of the party.

A statement issued in Accra and signed by Sylvester Tetteh, campaign manager for Team Blay, described the publication as ‘false,’ ‘malicious’ and “has been designed to wreck the successful campaign being mounted by Mr. Blay.”

He said the publication should be disregarded by the NPP delegates, the rank and file of the party and the good people of Ghana, claiming, “Chairman Blay is the man to beat in this race.”

Voodoo Research

Mr. Tetteh said, “The statement also seems to create the impression that the decision to bow out of the race is hinged on some voodoo research that appears to suggest that Chairman Freddie Blay’s decision is attributed to the fact that he cannot win this race and has therefore, decided to throw his weight behind Mr. Stephen Ntim.”

He continued, “Let me forcefully state without any shred of doubt that no such statement has been issued by Chairman Blay or any of his campaign coordinators. Chairman Freddie Blay has not stepped out of the race as it is being alleged. In fact, he is the candidate to beat in this race and not the other way round.”

Obvious Loser

The campaign manager stressed, “We are by this statement dispelling this malicious rumour which has clearly been orchestrated by his detractors and opponents who cannot cope with the reality that Mr. Blay has won this race and would wish to mischievously create this misconception. Obviously pained by the fact that this race is a foregone conclusion, such a statement has been crafted to pollute the atmosphere. This, we believe, is coming from the camp of the obvious loser in this contest.

“We are focused on our agenda to ensure that Chairman Freddie Blay emerges victorious when the election is held.”

By William Yaw Owusu