PRESIDENT MAHAMA HURT OVER REPORTS OF NANA ADDO ’ S ENDORSEMENT BY GONJA CHIEFS – GLYA PRO

KPEMBEWURA The Public Relations Officer of the Gonjaland Youth Association Mahama Haruna has disclosed that President John Dramani Mahama was hurt when the media reported of endorsements of the NPP flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo by Gonja Chiefs. Mr Mahama said this on Asansan, a Gonja language programme on Angel TV during a hot debate with an NPP activist Rafiq Haruna and a lawyer Nasiru Ussif yesterday. According to Mahama Haruna who is also the General Manager of Bole based Nkilgi FM, President Mahama once disclosed to him that he feels uncomfortable anytime his own people criticise him because,the President think he has done enough good work for his people. Mr Haruna said President Mahama has done so well for Gonjaland and so it is only those who are jealous or who hate the President that will say he has done nothing disclosing that almost all prominent Gonjaland Chiefs were given vehicles and also benefitted in many ways he wouldn’t disclose. Mahama Haruna said some people were behind the Kpembewuras endorsement of Nana Akufo-Addo explaining that, on that fateful day a prominent NPP person from Kpembe woke up the Kpembewura at 12:00 midnight and slotted a paper into his hands to read which he did. The PRO said the Yapeiwura and the Yagbonwura did not endorse the NPP flagbearer and so it was clear reports of the endorsements by Gonja Chiefs is meant to ridicule President Mahama’s Gonja origin, painting a gloomy picture to suggest that his own people had lost faith in him which to him was bad because those people will face similar problem in the not too distant future. On the same programme Rafiq Haruna an NPP activist said the NPP was happy two Chiefs Kpembewura and Yapeiwura endorsed Nana Akufo-Addo. He said the Chiefs only expressed the reality on the ground that President Mahama has neglected his own people. According to him, the same way President Mahama feels hurt when his people criticise or publicly expose him is the same way the people feel hurt because their own man who is President has disappointed them. Lawyer Nasiru explained that Ghana’s constitution debars Chiefs from active politics and so Gonjaland Chiefs should do well to stay away from politics and rather concentrate in telling politicians the needs of their people. Abdulai F. Abudu Jnr.

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