The Concerned Youth Groups of NPP in Tamale have accused their Northern Regional Chairman of the party of deliberate misinformation and misrepresentation of facts regarding donations of various items from the government to individuals and groups.
The group said the most recent misrepresentation was when 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-Na.
At a press conference addressed by secretary of the Concerned Youth Groups of NPP, Nurudeen Mohammed, the group claimed the said donation to the Ya-Na was from the Vice President of the republic; however the NPP Regional Chairman took credit as being the benefactor.
The Concerned Youth Groups of NPP indicated that all past chairmen of the NPP in the region have made donations on behalf of the party without taking credit for it and urged Chairman Samba to learn from his predecessors.
The group claimed the actions of the Northern Regional Chairman of the party were making the government unpopular despite the many unending efforts by the Nana Addo-led administration to better the lives of Ghanaians.
Read the full Statement Below:
STATEMENT PRESENTED IN A PRESS CONFERENCE
THE DELIBERATE MISREPRESENTATION, DISINFORMATION AND GIVING UNDESERVED CREDIT TO CHAIRMAN SAMBA FOR DONATIONS MADE BY H. E. DR MAHAMADU BAWUMIA
There have been a deliberate misrepresentation and disinformation by the Chairman Samba led regional Executives committee and their cohorts in relation to donations made by H. E. Alhaji Dr Mahamadu Bawumia. Any time the vice president out of his benevolent gestures made donations for the performance of occasions such as funerals and celebrations of festive seasons the unrepentant chairman Samba and his cohorts take credit for it. We felt this attitude or behavior of chairman Samba and his apparatchiks is a mark of disrespect towards the vice president and beneficiaries of his donations and it must be stop.
Beneficiaries of Dr Bawumia’s donations are often left in a state of dilemma as to who is the real donor, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia or chairman samba. Because first-hand information reaching beneficiaries will always mentioned Dr Mahamadu Bawumia as the donor but the subsequent misrepresentation, disinformation and deception will follow up at the time of presentation or immediately after presentation have been done to give credit to Samba.
The most recent misrepresentation put out to the unsuspecting public to believing that chairman Samba is the one who donated some food items, a bull, 20 bags of rice, 10 bags of maize and GHC10,000.00 towards the final funeral rites of Ndan Yaa Naa’s elder wife turns out to be a palpable lies and deceitfulness. There is no uncertainty surrounding the donor of the food items and GHC10,000.00 The donation was from Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, the regional minister did the presentation and chairman samba was only part of the delegation to the funeral and to present the donation to Ndan Yaa Naa. But right after the donation Chairman Samba’s apparatchiks put the opposite on social media.
Let us take you back a little, during this year’s Ramadan, the Vice President on behalf of government donated sugar to the Muslim ummah to observe the fasting but once again the unrepentant chairman samba took credit for same and never mentioned Dr Mahmoud Bawumia or government in this gesture even though the source of the sugar was already known to it beneficiaries who include some Chiefs and Imams. This negative attitude of the Northern Regional chairman is unbecoming and must be condemned by all and sundry if truly we love NPP and the hardworking vice president of Ghana.
Another incident worth mentioning is the deception during the funeral of the late Yaa Naa Yakubu Andani when chairman samba presented government support towards the funeral, he promised to donate Ghc10,000.00 to the family till date the family have not received a pesewa from chairman samba. The last time his team led by some constituency chairmen and the regional treasurer Agenda went to Yoo Naa’s palace last year and a question was asked about fulfilling the pledge, yet again Agenda the regional treasurer deceived the chief and his linguist that the money was given to the innocent first regional vice chairman Alhaji Sunday. But we are not surprised for this deceitfulness. It has been his hallmark and in practice for the past three years. The communications team for samba always deceived the unsuspecting public with donations made by the government or vice president via social media.
To conclude, we will like to remind chairman samba that his predecessors during their tenure have presented donations and supports on behalf of the party, government and the late Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama and never have any of them try to take credit for such donations and supports. We are therefore calling on chairman samba to desist from disgracing himself and the party with this attitude. He must as well fulfill the pledge of GHC10,000.00 to his Royal highness, Yoo Naa and also call his apparatchiks to order. The misrepresentation, disinformation and deception in his camp is a bit too much. We wish him well and luck in his litigations.
Ladies and gentlemen of the media thank you for coming.
Napadow Clifford Atchulo
(Secretary CYG NPP)
Story By: Eward A Ken – Zorre