Mustapha Hamid, then spokesperson of the 2016 NPP presidential candidate, Akufo-Addo, in the run up to the December 7 elections that year made some allegations against leader of the ruling government at the time.
Mr. Hamid alleged that John Mahama, who was then President, and his brother, Ibrahim Mahama, attempted to bribe the NPP’s Northern Regional Chairman, Daniel Bugri Naabu with a whooping GHC3.3million, two SUVs among other offers in exchange for his resignation from NPP to declare his support for the NDC.
Mustapha Hamid made this statement at a press conference on November, 29, 2016.
“He was supposed to resign from the NPP, damage Akufo-Addo as an anti-northern person, a rabid hater of northerners and in turn, they were going to give him: a brand new V6 Mitsubishi vehicle, [and] a brand new V8 Land Cruiser, GHS3.3m”.
Read the full story originally published on November 29, 2016, on Ghanaweb
President John Mahama and his brother Ibrahim in October this year attempted bribing the New Patriotic Party’s Northern Regional Chairman, Daniel Bugri Naabu, with two SUVs, GHS3.3million, an additional GHS500,000 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, Mr Mustapha Hamid, spokesperson of Mr Akufo-Addo has said.
Addressing journalists at a press conference in Accra on Tuesday, 29 November, Mr Hamid said the bribe was intended to entice Mr Naabu to fall out with the NPP and help the NDC prosecute its tribal agenda against Mr Akufo-Addo.
“He was supposed to resign from the NPP, damage Akufo-Addo as an anti-northern person, a rabid hater of northerners and in turn, they were going to give him: a brand new V6 Mitsubishi vehicle, [and] a brand new V8 Land Cruiser, GHS3.3m.
“Bugri Naabu is owed by government to the tune of GHS247,000 from road contracts that he has done which government has not been paying for several years. They promised to pay that money instantly and then on the spot, they brought him GHS500,000 cash in GHS50 notes. Ibrahim Mahama dropped it right in front of him [Bugri Naabu].
“It’s terribly sad. This country is in serious trouble, we need to rescue this country from serious trouble. The presidency has been so depraved, so muddied, so dirty that I tell you in all sincerity as a Ghanaian that I feel terribly sad as a Ghanaian,” Mr Hamid said.
He continued: “And then they gave the money to Bugri Naabu and he took the money and left, it was a Friday, 28th of October 2016, so the very next day was a Saturday and Bugri Naabu found the one Prudential Bank that he knew would be opened at that time; that Abossey Okai branch of Prudential Bank and then he went and deposited the money in his account. His account number is 0090985590013, account name is Daniel Bugri Naabu.”