Information gathered by 3news.com suggests that Mrs. Abrah is bent on donating the car on Monday. Unconfirmed reports indicated that the hospital is unwilling to accept the ambulance, after being been hinted that the car that was allegedly purchased with the MP’s share of the common fund, would be branded with the pictures of the NPP parliamentary candidate for the Weija Gbawe constituency.
The move by Mrs. Abrah is seen as an attempt to reconcile with the NPP aspirant. “The money being used to buy the ambulance is coming from the MP’s Common Fund which is State money so it is wrong for her to brand it with her candidate’s pictures. We are not doing politics here,” a senior hospital official told some journalists in an incognito interview.
Hospital officials are also against the fact that the vehicle purchasing process did not go through tendering since it was State funds which was used to procure it. “There is an issue concerning the donation but it will be resolved. It was the hospital which gave me a requisition and I’m only fulfilling it,” Mrs. Abrah is quoted by media reports.
The development is brewing tension between the opposition New Patriotic Party and the Akawe hospital officials.