“Unless you take all Ghanaians to be fools, but Ghanaians are not fools, so the type of questions I’m asking, every Ghanaian will ask those questions and will be able to draw a conclusion that this is desperation at its highest peak”
The above comment was made by the General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia in reaction to the claim that Northern regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Daniel Bugri Naabu was bribed with GHS3.3million, two SUVs and GHS500,000.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Mustapha Hamid, spokesperson of Nana Akufo Addo, flagbearer of the NPP said President John Mahama and his brother Ibrahim, attempted bribing Bugri Naabu, with two SUVs, GHc3.3million, an additional GHc500,000 and other mouthwatering goodies so that he would resign from the party and launch an acerbic tribal campaign against flag bearer Nana Akufo-Addo by painting him as a hater of northerners.
The party further revealed that President Mahama has no commitments to develop the North but instead "only sees northerners as pawns in his political chess game, who he must manipulate to perpetuate himself in power in order to continue with the rape of the public purse. Many communities across the north do not have drinking water. And when their brother, who is president, purports to give them water in the form of boreholes, he only uses it as an avenue to make money for himself and his family and friends. For every borehole that President Mahama sinks in the north, five villages are denied same. Northerners are still seething with anger over the 60,000 cedis per borehole project. The story of SADA and the rape of the north, has become the butt of many jokes in Ghana."
But reacting to the claim in an interview on Class91.3FM, Asiedu Nketiah, popularly known as General Mosquito said the story was cooked up by the NPP.
He wondered why Mustapha Hamid was the one speaking on the issue when Bugri Naabu or his spokesperson should be those speaking.
“…If I have GHS10 to pay or to bribe anybody to speak for me, it is not Bugri Naabu that I’ll be wasting that money on. NPP itself knows. And this issue where he cannot even speak for himself shows that he cannot even be speaking for anybody. A person who cannot even speak for himself, cannot be able to speak for another person. I think that if you are a person who people would want to buy, then you must demonstrate that you can even speak on matters concerning you. Since Bugri Naabu was made regional chairman of NPP, ask the NPP people themselves what impact has he made, what has been his impact? I mean do you think that somebody becomes so rich that he doesn’t know what to use his money for then he goes throwing the money away buying people who cannot speak to speak for him?
I am saying that this whole story is something that is not worthy of the airtime you are spending on it. If Bugri Naabu claims somebody has bribed him, he can speak or his spokesperson can speak, but I know Mustapha Hamid is the spokesperson for Nana Addo and then Nana Addo’s campaign manager, so they have come together and realised that the campaign is going so bad for Nana Addo so: ‘let us throw in any mud hoping that that mud will stick’, but Ghanaians are wiser than what they take them to be. Everybody thinks that: ‘Oh, we have lost so it doesn’t matter, let’s throw anything inside. That is what they are doing. I’m not sure this is going to sway any sensible Ghanaian into voting for Nana Addo,” Asiedu Nketia said.
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