The Constituencies Chairmen Caucus of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Northern Region have called on the youth in the party to desist from leveling falsehood against leaders of the party including Chairman Mohammed Bantima Samba.
According to the caucus, some of the party’s youth instead of inquiring about issues from the leadership, rather resort to speculation and false information.
Their call comes after the Concerned Youth of NPP on Tuesday addressed a press conference during which they accused the Northern Regional Chairman of the NPP of deliberately misrepresenting facts regarding donations from both government and individuals in order to take the glory for himself.
The youth mentioned one instance where the Northern Regional Minister and Chairman Samba donated some items, and 10,000 Ghana cedis towards the final funeral rites of the eldest wife of the Ya-Naa. The group claimed the said donation to the Ya-Naa was from the Vice President; however the NPP Regional Chairman took credit as being the benefactor.
Addressing a press conference to counter this, the Public Relations Officer for the Constituency Chairmen Caucus, Abubakari Sadiq who is also the Yendi Constituency Chairman, rubbished the claims of the Concerned NPP Youth; saying there is no truth in the believe that Chairman Samba was taking away the shine of the vice president and others in the region.
“I wondered why the youth group who had no evidence of who donated the items to the palace will accuse chairman Samba of taking credit for the vice president’s donation when it was he (Chairman Samba) who donated the items?.”
He stated; “Chairman Samba during the performance of the funerals for the late overlords of Dagbon, only responded to requests made by the Constituency and donated 100bags of maize, 200bags of rice, 10 cows and cash of GHc20,000. The donation, was personally made to both the Abudu and Andani families in support of the performance of the funerals.”
Abubakari Sadiq on behalf of his colleagues urged the party youth to stop ridiculing the party in the Region, and rather channel their focus on propagating the party’s agenda in the Region.
Story By: Alhassan Yakubu