THE NEWLY-ELECTED Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Divine Otoo Agorhom has revealed that the presidency supported him to win the elections held on Saturday.
Mr Agorhom beat Mr Alfred Boye and Archibold Cobbina to become the ruling party’s Greater Accra Regional Chairman.
He polled 276 votes as against 269 votes for Boye and 66 votes for Cobbina.
Speaking on Citi FM’s Eyewitness News on Monday, Mr Agorhom disclosed that the Jubilee House financially supported his campaign which eventually led to his victory.
Asked if he enjoyed support from the presidency, Mr Agorhom replied: “Yes. I did…they supported me… I had support from them…they called me and encouraged me.”
Pushed by the host if he was financially supported by the Jubilee House, he answered “Yes, they gave me money,” adding “even if they gave me GH¢1, it is still money.”
Mr Agorhom, however, refused to reveal how much money he was given saying “you asked a question if the Flagstaff House now Jubilee House supported me, my answer is yes. The money may have come from individual contribution…I mean whatever it is, I have support from Jubilee House.”
Mr Agorhom was strongly opposed by Greater Accra Regional caucus in Parliament who campaigned against his candidature.
He has, however, dismissed suggestions that his chairmanship may experience challenges due to the open opposition he faced from the regional causes in Parliament.
“I don’t think they will not support me. We went into a contest which was purely an internal party reorganisation matter…those who were not supporting you as you went climbing, might be rather there for you after you have won,” he said.