A youth group calling itself Concerned NPP Youth of Daffiama Bussie Issa constituency in the Upper West Region has called on the President of the republic of Ghana H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akuo-Addo to consider retaining Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih as Upper West Regional Minister for the second time.
In a counter presser addressed on January 19, 2021 by Awiliba Naafiw Bazaanye at Issa in the Daffiama Bussie Issa constituency, the group debunked claims by another group that accused the former Regional Minister of campaigning against the party’s parliamentary candidate Hon. Imoro Nadi Sanda because the constituency did not support the former Regional Minster in his bid of becoming the NPP Upper West Regional Chairman and thereby indicated that, the reappointment of Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih will not only be disastrous but rather suicidal to the fortunes of the NPP in the region.
Awiliba Naafiw in his presser noted that the former Regional Minister was visible in the electioneering campaigns and has supported the party with NPP branded T. Shirts. He added that “for us in Daffiama Bussie Issa Constituency, the former Upper West Regional Minister was instrumental and supportive to DBI NPP 2020 campaign. He supported the campaign of Hon. Imoro Nadi Sanda wholeheartedly and was physically seen canvassing votes for Hon. Sanda and Nana Akufo-Addo. He donated party T. Shirts and supported the zonal campaign teams of Issa, Bussie and Daffiama with cash”.
The group fingered the NPP Regional Chairman SB Kangbere of using one Isaac Kaaraba Damwaa to mastermind the campaigns against the reappointment of Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih. Awiliba Naafiw stated that the vehicle that conveyed the members of the group opposing the reappointment of Hafiz Bin Salih belongs to the Regional Chairman hence their believe that the regional chairman sponsored the act.
Meanwhile, Upper West Regional Communications Director of the NPP, Ali Bukari speaking to Radio Waa 92.1fm on Yelkaabahe’s programme indicated that, the Regional Chairman has no hand in the so call press conferences and called on the public to disregard what he described as falsehood been peddled by the group. He said the chairman supported the DBI Parliamentary candidate in all legitimate means possible and will never sabotage his own party as alleged by the group.
Mr. Ali was emphatic that, the Regional Chairman will never hide through such means to communicate and will follow the well laid down party channel of communications in relaying any message to the public and not through such press conferences.