A suspended New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Aspirant for Nalerigu-Gambaga Constituency in the North East Region, Mr. Peter Wuni Baaga has given shocking details of how the party won the seat in 2004.
According to him, he was the mastermind of the rigging that saw the current Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Hajia Alima Mahama to win the seat for the first time in the area.
“Alima knows what I did for her to become an MP. We will all account for our deeds on judgment day. She has so soon forgotten all these struggles and is taking me now for a fool but I won’t allow it to happen”, he disclosed on a local radio station in Nalerigu.
He recounted how Hajia Alima who is the incumbent lawmaker for the area, tried to mastermind his sack as a DCE under the erstwhile Kufuor administration in 2008.
“She went pleading with the then President through the Chief of Staff to fire me because my continued stay was a threat to her winning the seat. I was summoned to the then seat of government (Castle Osu) but while on the way, I was involved in an accident, and my vehicle was damaged beyond repair. At the meeting, she repeated that I was campaigning against her but I questioned her how she became an MP….I demanded to know whether or not we rigged the election for her. She admitted that her votes were short but I (Peter Wuni) knew what I did for her to win”, he revealed.
The former DCE revealed that Hajia Alima despite stealing for her to win an election, failed to honor her part of the bargain insisting that he was not responsible for her loss in 2008.
“She lost in 2008 because she was never appreciative of what was done for her. If someone struggled despite provisions in the Bible and Quran not to steal and the person defied all these and did for you to become an MP only to become an enemy, Judgement awaits you both”, he revealed.