A parliamentary candidate hopeful for the ruling New Patriotic Party NPP in the Tamale Central Constituency, Abass Zakaria has denied that he had been bribed order to pull out of the party’s upcoming Parliamentary primaries in the metropolis.
The NPP will be going into contest in the coming months to select parliamentary candidates for the 2020 general election. Abass Zakaria has made his intentions known. Already there are conflicting reports that he may rescind his decision to contest for the primaries and rather back the party’s past parliamentary candidate during the 2016 elections, Ibrahim Anyass who is now the Chief Executive Director of the Nation’s Builders Corps (NABCO), having being bribed by the latter.
However Abass Zakaria in an interview with Diamond News denied assertion, and described the report as calculated attempt to tarnish his hard won reputation.
Abass said same lies were peddled about him during the 2016 elections, but he let go in the interest of peace, and would not allow a repeat of such.
He said he has been with the party since 1992 and therefore is qualified to contest for any position in the party. Abass Zakariia further promised to help bring total liberation to the Masses at both the constituency and national levels.
“What I want to say is that, they should desist from peddling lies that, I was being giving money or paid to step down for Barhamah” he noted.
“I have not been called by any party hierarchy who says let’s sit and allow your brother to go for a second time, so they should stop peddling the lies.”
‘’I will never engage in politics of insults but I will rather sell my ideologies to the people who have the power to give me the mandate.’’ he sated