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General News of Friday, 2 December 2016


Bugri Naabu will return Mahama’s 'bribe' – Akufo-Addo

Presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is hinting the Northern Regional Chairman, Daniel Bugri Naabu will return the alleged car and money given to him as 'bribe' by President Mahama.

The NPP has accused President John Dramani Mahama and his brother, Ibrahim Mahama of giving their Regional Chairman a V6 Mitsubishi vehicle, GH¢3.3 million as an agreement fee to resign from the party.

Campaign spokesperson for the flagbearer, Mustapha Hamid at news conference in Accra said additional package was to be given to Mr. Naabu if he turns against Nana Akufo-Addo and portray him as a divisive ethnocentric bigot and destroy his chances of winning the 2016 elections.

But government through the Communications Minister has described the allegation by the opposition political party as baseless and useless.

Dr. Edward Omane Boamah maintained that the bribery allegation is intended to thwart the ruling party’s effort to retain power few days to the December 7 general elections.

However, Nana Akufo-Addo in an exclusive interview on Joy News seem to have exonerated the NPP Northern Regional Chairman.

He indicated that, immediately Mr. Naabu was given the money, he told him and decided to give it as proof.

Nana Akufo-Addo added that, the Regional Chairman also told him he will return the money to President Mahama and his brother after he had used it as evidence to his claim.

“Bugri Naabu told me that he kept the money for proof and that he is going to return the money” he stated.