Shows Gross Disrespect, Accuses Ministers & MMDCEs Of Working Against His Re-election
The Northern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has written a scathing letter to President Nana Akufo-Addo, sounding very disrespectful towards him, while accusing one, Mohammed A Baantima Samba, who is seeking to unseat him of vote-buying, ahead of the NPP Northern Regional contest, which is exactly a week away.
Daniel Bugri Naabu, several times in his letter to the President, referred to government official as “your appointees” who have teamed up with element s of opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), including ex-President John Dramani Mahama and his yunger brother; Ibrahim Mahama, to dislodge him from his position as the Northern Regional Chairman.
“I am confident I will win, but in the event that the unexpected happens, your appointees mentioned above are to blame”, he added in the three-paged leaked document.
Mr Bugri Naabu, also fingered Hajia Alima Mahama; Local Government Minister, the Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, his Deputy, Solomon Boar, Dr. Cliford Braimah, the Managing Director of Ghana Water Company and eight MMDCEs of clandestinely working behind the scenes to have him disgraced at the elections.
He mentioned East Mamprugu DCE; Danladi Nasir, the Bunkpurugu DCE Oscar Liwal, Bol. Bamboi; Veronica Abdala , the Kumbungu DCE Addul-Salaam Fatawu, Central-Gonja DCE Mohammed Mustapha, the Yendi DCE; AlhajiAbubakar H. Yussif and Gushegu Issa Musah as scheming to have him ousted.
“Currently, Mr. Samba has received three V8 cross-country vehicles for his campaign. He has also carted in 150 pieces of Alova (Combian) motorcycles, 150 pieces of tricycles (motorkia) and 350 pieces of 125 apsonic motorcycles stocked for the D day to give them out to delegates for their votes”, he revealed.
Mr. Bugri Naabu’s letter dated April 5, 2018, claimed Samba, who is a businessman, has an inexhaustible flow of cash and logistics, which he is using to influence delegates.
He disclosed that, he cannot conjecture where the cash is coming from, claiming that he is being financed by some persons according to grapevine sources who want to disgrace him, because he [Bugri] did same to them in time past
A total of 51 persons are seeking to contest for only ten elective slots for the regional positions of the NPP in the Northern Region.
At the close of vetting a week ago, the 51 were found to be eligible to contest for the positions in what promises to be one of the keenest contests in the history of the party in the region.
Five others are in the race with outspoken Regional Chairman, Daniel Bugri Naabu, for his position.
They include; Mohammed A Baantima Samba who has been tipped by many as the favourite to give the incumbent a run for his money, Alhaji Abdallah Hindu who is the current Regional Organiser, Alhaji Mugisu Sibawey a serial contestant for the Regional Chairman, Daniel Bugri Naabu the incumbent and Amadu Inusah Dagomba Boy the Yendi Constituency Chairman.
Pundits argue that, Mr. Bugri Naabu, faces a herculean task of beating his closest contender, Mohammed A Baantima Samba, who is reported to be engaging various constituencies and in some cases, has started constructing constituency offices for them.
It is also the first time the race for the Chairmanship has recorded more than three contenders, compared to previous contests, where the number were either two or three.
Meanwhile, six persons are in the race for the Regional Secretary of the party including; Sule Salifu, the incumbent, Abukari Iddrisu, Natoma Awusi Mahama, Sule Sambian a private legal practitioner who is leaving nothing to chance and one Mohammed Yussif Alhassan.
Fredrick Tahiru, Atik Shiraz, Tamimu Fayal, Mohammed Alhassan Ghana, Adam Abdul Bashiru and A. Sham-Una Gazi also face it out for the Regional Youth Organiser contest while Rashid Salifu C.O.P Peter Wuni Baaga, Alidu Musah and Bashiru Mohammed are seeking to outsmart each other to determine who the Regional Organiser becomes.
The rest are Hajia Safia Mohammed, Issahaka Sahadatu, Hajia Ayishetu Mahama Hajia Rahana Aziz and Suraiya Manan for Regional Women’s Organiser, Iddrisu Sunday, Dr Salifu Nantogma Alhassan, Alhaji Iddrisu Sulemana and Abdul Rahman Salisu Mahama for Regional First Vice Chairperson, Hajia Amama Sayibu, Felicia Tettey, Yahaya Iddi Mutawakilu, Baba Kadiago, Hamdia Shahad Alhassan and Ibrahim Gariba for Second Regional Vice Chairperson.
Peter Kwabena Dwomo Tuffour, Benjamin Mensah, Hussein Yussif, Alhaji Sibidow Alhassan Yakubu and Collins Kwesi Antwi also slug it out for the position of Treasurer while Haruna Iddrisu, Alhaji Baba Alhassan, Abdallah Salifu Dc, Alhassan Abdul Jalil and Kwayaja Ngamiba face each other for the position of Deputy Regional Secretary.
Finally, Sham-Una Ilyasu, Mohammed Shukurulah Bamba, Adam Abdul Fatawu, Sulemana Alidu and Abdul Rahman Meriga go into the race to determine who is superior to become the Regional Nasara Coordinator.