The Northern regional Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party Daniel Bugri Naabu has stated that he does not need money and cars from President John Mahama to destroy the chances of the NPP in the upcoming elections.
“What is GHS 500,000? What is a car?...when I started buying cars, expensive cars, John Mahama was a student. He was a student at Ghana College,” Mr. Naabu said when he received some regional and constituency executives of the All People’s Congress at his residence in Tamale Wednesday.
Mr. Naabu added: “He [Mahama] himself told me that I was having some cars, Motorolas (sic) and others the day he was presenting the GHS 500,000 to me and the car. So what is he talking about? What are they talking about?I don’t need bribe. If I need bribe, I would have pocketed the money they gave me and the cars and the promise of the other money, which [was] supposed to come.
“If John Mahama wanted to give me money, he would have given me since he became the vice and president. Is it today that he [President Mahama] knows that I need money. Is it today? I asked him that day: You [Mahama] said I’ve run away, I said you led me because...all of you including your brothers, we were together, why do you get power [and] to talk to you is a problem? Today that you’re failing, you’re asking me to come? I won’t come.”
His comment comes after Mustapha Hamid, spokesperson of the presidential candidate of the NPP Nana Akufo-Addo alleged that President Mahama and his brother, Ibrahim Mahama attempted bribing Mr Naabu launch an acerbic tribal attacks against Mr Akufo-Addo in the run up to the December 7 polls.
“He [Bugri Naabu] was supposed to resign from the NPP, damage Akufo-Addo as an anti-northern person, a rabid hater of northerners, and, in turn, they were going to give him: a brand new V6 Mitsubishi vehicle, a brand new V8 Land Cruiser [and] GHS3.3m.