A youth group called Concern Grassroot of NDC in the Sagnarigu constituency of the Northern Region, has condemned the statement made by former Deputy Communication Officer of National Democratic Congress (NDC) Hardi Pagazaa.
“The Sagnarigu Concerned NDC Grassroots have noted with grave concern the comments by the immediate past Deputy Northern Regional Communications Officer of our party, NDC, Iddrisu Hardi Pagaza, saying on behalf of Hon. A. B. A. Fuseini’s campaign team that they will resort to chieftaincy politics (Abudu and Andani) in our peaceful constituency, which we deem troubling and condemnable”.
It is reported that, the former Northern Regional Deputy Communication Officer of NDC, in an attempt to campaigning for the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for Sagnarigu Constituency, A.B.A Fuseini was heard warning other aspirants to stop associating himself with Andani Royal Family chiefs in Dagbon.
Mr Hardi Pagazaa, in a viral video also allegedly tag some of the candidates in the upcoming primaries as members of Abudu Royal family against Andani Royal family, and question the commitment of one of the aspirants to the course of the Andani family in the Dagbon traditional area.
However, in a press statement copied to diamondfmonline.com, the Concerned Grassroot of NDC has described the former NDC Communication Officer statement as “irresponsible, rabble-rouser and reckless”.
The group thus called on the leadership of the party to call the immediate past deputy communication officer to order, saying “we believe his actions will deepen the seemingly cracks within the NDC in the Sagnarigu Constituency”.
Read the full statement bellow
SAGNARIGU CONCERNED NDC GRASSROOTS CONDEMN HARDI PAGAZAA OVER ABUDU & ANDANI POLITICS
The Sagnarigu Concerned NDC Grassroots have noted with grave concern the comments by the immediate past Deputy Northern Regional Communications Officer of our party, NDC, Iddrisu Hardi Pagaza, saying on behalf of Hon. A. B. A. Fuseini’s campaign team that they will resort to chieftaincy politics (Abusu and Andani) in our peaceful constituency, which we deem troubling and condemnable.
In a viral video where the gentleman was seen addressing supporters of the incumbent Member of Parliament, at the MP’s residence after he filed his nomination forms to contest for the upcoming parliamentary primaries of our party on 22nd March, 2023, Hardi Pagazaa was captured tagging some candidates in the upcoming Sagnarigu constituency parliamentary primaries as members of Abudu family, inciting Andani Yili against Abudu Yili.
The Sagnarigu Concerned NDC Grassroots condemn this irresponsible, rabble-rouser and reckless comment in no uncertain terms. The said gentleman is noted for this kind of politics, reason nobody in Northern Region takes him serious anymore.
We are calling on the NDC leadership in Sagnarigu Constituency, Regional and National offices to call Hardi Pagaza to order since he does not belong to the constituency, for we believe his actions will deepen the seemingly cracks within the NDC in the Sagnarigu Constituency, which we cannot allow to happen.
This same gentleman interfered so much into our constituency executive elections with same attitude that resulted in many candidates losing their elections because they were affected by their association with Pagazaa and the MP.
We want to remind him that the NDC we all belong to is colour-blind and goes beyond tribal boundaries. In fact, is an assemblage of different people from all walks of life where discrimination has no place.
Let it be on record that our group is for the betterment of the NDC in the Sagnarigu Constituency. It is not for anyone or any candidate in this contest.
We also want to call on all aspirants to do away with people with divisive tendencies for their attitude does not speak well of our beloved constituency.
The victory of NDC is coming again!
Long live the Sagnarigu Concerned NDC Grassroots,
Long live the NDC,
Long live Ghana.
Story By: Alhassan Yakubu |www.diamondfmonline.com |Ghana