A group calling itself Konkomba Youth for NDC has sent a very strong message to the Northern Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Daniel Bugri Naabu, urging the nonconformist politician to stop trading his integrity in goats, cows and money.
Instead, they want him to channel all his resources to ensure that more Konkombas are appointed in the already “elephantized” Nana Addo’s government to help bring the much-needed development to his people.
Naabu, whom they consider to be a very influential Konkomba has been accused by the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba, for taking goats, cows, sheep and money as bribe from unsuspecting NPP followers in exchange for MMDCE, DCE and other positions in the Northern Region.
The Northern Regional Chairman of the NPP has not denied the act.
“What is wrong with receiving gifts from people you’ve supported to achieve their aim and is Bugri the only person in the NPP who received goats and sheep as show of appreciation for services rendered?”, he noted in a post which is widely circulating on social media.
He added “I don’t regret receiving those items at all. I received those items from NPP people, not opponents as she does.”
Naabu in a sharp rebuttal also accused Otiko Djaba who is also National Women’s Organizer of the NPP for “selling NPP internal information to our opponents [NDC] for stipends.”
The two, have since last Friday, May 5, 2017, been on each other’s throat, accusing one another over wrongful acts in the party.
It all started when the outspoken Northern Regional Chairman of the NPP, Friday, lost his temper and disrupted a meeting that was underway led by the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection Otiko Afisa Djaba.
The controversial chairman in the company of some unruly women affiliated to the NPP stormed the meeting vandalizing properties in protest to what he described as the Minister’s disregard for his high office claiming she did not seek his consent before convening her meeting.
However, the Konkomba Youth for NDC considers the action of Bugri Naabu as shameful and a deliberate attack on law and order as well as womanhood.
In a statement issued on Monday, May 8, 2017, the Konkomba youth wants their elder man to end his attacks on the Gender, Children and Social Protection and rather concentrate all his attention in helping his people to develop.
Below is the full statement
STOP DISGRACING US: KONKOMBA YOUTH TO CHAIRMAN BUGRI NAABU
Friends of the Press, ladies and Gentlemen greetings. After the successful deception and incitement of the Konkomba fraternity in Ghana against former President John Dramani Mahama and the National Democratic Congress inuring to the New Patriotic Party’s victory in the 2016 general elections, the Konkomba Youth for NDCs attention has been drawn to yet another scathing attack on the Gender and Children’s Affairs Minister, Ms Otiko Afisa Djaba on Friday 5th May 2017 in Tamale by the same Northern Regional Chairman Mr. Daniel Bugri Naabu on a purported school feeding appointment.
The character and posture of chairman Daniel Bugri Naabu was not just unfortunate but shameful and a deliberate attack on law and order as well as womanhood to say the least.
In the said encounter, the Gender minister accused Mr. Daniel Bugri Naabu of engaging in goat, cow and paltry sums trade in exchange of MMDCEs and DCEs nominations.
We, the Konkomba Youth for NDC tend to believe the controversial minister considering the unprecedented violent protestations in the region compared to other regions.
Secondly, the Minister’s assertion indicates and proves that the allegation on the former President John Dramani Mahama and his brother Ibrahim Mahama attempt to bribe the Northern regional Chairman with cash, vehicles and contracts in opposition in the run up to 2016 elections was staged and a palpable falsehood that should be disregarded by any discerning citizen on the premise that if Mr. Bugri Naabu is accepting such paltry gifts as a chairman in power, then he would have swallowed the unfounded juicy package of the former President hook, line and sinker if indeed true.
We therefore entreat Mr. Bugri Naabu to stop trading his integrity and work hard to ensure the inclusion of Konkombas in the elephantized Nana Addo’s government to help bring the much needed development to his people.
Ladies and Gentlemen we also want to crave the indulgence of the teeming Konkomba Youth to continue to uphold their commitment and loyalty to the National Democratic Congress as a measure of hope since one of own Bugri Naabu has disappointed us and shattered our confidence in the Nana Addo government.
Long live Kikpakpaang!
Long Live NDC!!
Long Live Ghana!!!
Eye zu !! Eye za!!!