NDC rebukes NPP for urging Mampurugu chiefs to join its campaign

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the North East Region has accused the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) of corrupting the chieftaincy institution with financial inducement to solicit for votes in the upcoming December elections.

According to the party, the NPP has recruited some Chiefs in the area who are going round using the name of the Overload of Mampurugu to campaign in their favor.

This comes after one of the elders at the Naa-Yiri Place called on the people to vote for President Akufo-Addo and the NPP parliamentary candidates in the region.

The elder’s call came after the Minister for Local Government, Hajia Alima Mahama, in her address during the Damba Festival celebration appealed to Chiefs in the area to use their influence to ensure victory for the president and the NPP.

The Minister, who doubles as MP for Nalerigu-Gambaga constituency in her remarks said the Elephant is not new to the people of the area and urged them to cast their votes for the NPP to retain power.

However, the NDC in a statement signed by its Regional Communications Officer, Imoro Abdul-Razak considered the move by the NPP as wicked and a ploy to defame the chieftaincy institution in Mampurugu and also damage the peace the Kingdom enjoys.

“It is worth noting, that, at a time cool and sober heads should have prevailed the leadership of the NPP are orchestrating ploys to destabilize and trade the long enjoyed peace for their political simplistic gains.” The statement said.

It added “Evidence abound to show that, chiefs have been recruited and are campaigning for the NPP using the ‘Name’ of the NAYIRI (The Overlord of Mamprugu). We hereby remind these chiefs who have kowtowed to this mundane offers of the NPP that if they choose to run roughshod over the NDC we will treat them as mere NPP supporters in collision course with the NDC.”

Read copy of statement below;

THE NDC CONDEMNS THE NPP FOR USING CHIEFS TO CANVASS FOR VOTES IN THE NORTH EAST REGION.

The National Democratic Congress by this release is calling on the leadership of the New Patriotic Party in the North East Region to stop with immediate effect the newly adopted strategy of employing certain chiefs to campaign for the NPP, be it open or disguise. It’s very disgusting but unsurprising how the NPP and her functionaries having lost it, now resort to the use of this sacred institution as a platform to solicit votes. We therefore serve notice that, this wicked and simple strategy will only bastardize and defame the chieftaincy institution and further damage the peace we enjoy as a Kingdom.

It is worth noting, that, at a time cool and sober heads should have prevailed the leadership of the NPP are orchestrating ploys to distablize and trade the long enjoyed peace for their political simplistic gains.
Evidence abound to show that, chiefs have been recruited and are campaigning for the NPP using the ‘Name’ of the NAYIRI (The Overlord of Mamprugu). We hereby remind these chiefs who have kowtowed to this mundane offers of the NPP that if they choose to run roughshod over the NDC we will treat them as mere NPP supporters in collision course with the NDC.

Unfortunately, these chiefs are emboldened by the Vice President Dr Mahamud Bawumia and Local Government Minister Hajia Alima Mahama through their tacit support and sponsorship. We otherwise challenge the Vice President to condemn these activities of the NPP sponsored chiefs if he is clean and Innocent.

We all owe it a duty to the Kingdom, God and Country to jealously protect our heritage, the peace and stability of the Region before, during and after the 2020 general elections.

Thank you

……….signed……..

Imoro Abdul- Razak
Regional Communication Officer
NDC- North East Region
0245371809

Source: tamaleonline.net

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