The Member of Parliament for the Nimgo- Prampram constituency, Hon. Sam Nartey George has revealed the source of funds for his campaign when he contested Hon. E. T Mensah for the Ningo- Prampram seat in the 2012 NDC parliamentary elections.
In an interview on Neat FM, Hon. Sam George explained that, even though many people are blaming the Mahama brothers ( John Dramani Mahama and Ibrahim Mahama) for sponsoring him against E.T Mensah, the Manama brothers never gave him even 1 Pesewa for that election but rather, he sold his only house and used the money to fund the campaign.
In the interview, Sam George said ” I was very hurt, very very hurt and I have had opportunity to discuss the this issue with President Mahama post everything and I told him boss, you see today people are blaming you and your brother Ibrahim sponsored Sam George to contest Hon. ET Mensah to unseat him. Whilst when I came to you that I was going to contest so I begged you to help me, you told me ET Mensah is a senior member in your administration. I am one of your younger members of your administration so you will not support me against hon. ET Mensah a senior member- President Mahama’s words and I felt pain because I felt that I have sacrificed several times for him. He said, he has too much respect for hon. ET Mensah because he is his senior in Parliament. Then he told me he is not going to be the one to fuel my ambitions to unseat ET Mensah. I am saying this with all conviction and truth that President Mahama did not give me 1pessewa ”
“He ( John Mahama) actually enforced his loyalty and sense of focus to me that yes, Sam George, you are my boy, yes I have appointed you but this person you are going against is somebody whom I know him long before you and so I am not going to bitter my loyalty and conviction and relationship with him. I know Woshay ( E.T . Mensah ) was here before Sam George I will not sacrifice my relationship with Woshay for Sam George. It is the truth, if he chooses to believes it or not fine. Look, my wife was 8 months pregnant,I had to sell my house to fund that campaign because nobody believed that u will win that election. My wife told me Kwabena, if you are done with this and we loose, we won’t get a house. I stayed in my father and mothers house for two months because I needed money and I was a month away for my primaries and all my money is finished. Nobody wished to give me money because they thought there was no way Sam George could unseat ET Mensah. Ibrahim Mahama liked me but he was minded about the fact that everything he does it will be seen that, his brother did it so if his brother says he won’t do it, Ibrahim will also not do it. I will not sit and say Ibrahim never helped me in my life. No, Ibrahim has been a blessing to me as an individual but at my primaries against ET Mensah, he and his brother were not involved because for them, they had a long standing relationship with him ET Mensah and for me it is one of the reasons why I have not faulted the Mahama brothers because what they have do e to me because of their long standing relationship hon. ET Mensah, it has strengthened my soul that today that I have also started a long term relationship with with them, in future, they will not sacrifice me for any other person. It shows me that, they respect and value friendship, they respect and value friendship but if Sam George came came fresh and was sacrificed for an old friend, they could have done same to me and for me , it has aimed me the respect and that is why if I do anything in defense for president Mahama, I do it without fear and favor because I know he values relationships and friendship and that is the key thing every human must have. Sam George Added.