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General News of Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Source: ghanaguardian.com

Nyankpala Chief refutes CPP endorsement claim

The Royal Chief of Nyankpala Naa Abdulai Yakubu Andani has refuted media reports that he has endorsed the Flag bearer of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) branding the “shocking” electronic media reports as “fabricated and untrue.”

Some Electronic media outlets reports that the Nyankpala Lana has declared his support for Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, when he paid a courtesy call on him as part of his one-week campaign tour of the Northern Region.

The reports reveals The Tolon Regent has admitted that the electorate in Nyankpala have since 1992, been supportive of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), but lacks infrastructural development and has therefore called on his subjects to vote for the CPP on December 7 for peace and development.

But in a statement signed by Alhassan Sule, the secretary to the chief, Naa Abdulai Yakubu Andani denied the claims and distanced himself from the “falsehood” being peddled in some spheres across the country.

“The Royal Chief of Nyankpala – Naa Abdulai Yakubu Andani has received shocking electronic media reports specifically from Facebook and other online media outlets claiming he endorsed the Flag bearer of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) Ivor Kobina Greenstreet when he visited the Palace as part of his Tolon Constituency Campaign tour,” the statement read.

“The chief passionately distance himself from this falsehood and wish to categorical declare that statement and assertion by the CPP as fabricated and untrue.”

“For the sake of clarity on the matter, the chief said; apart from NDC as a peace loving party, CPP is another party that is peaceful and therefore these two parties should have been the only parties in the country. How can this constitute endorsement?” it quizzed.

The statement further denies that the Chief had asked all his subjects to ditch the NDC for the CPP, claiming no such comments had been came from the Tolon Regent.

“Part of the statement claims the chief said the people have been voting for NDC since 1992 but lacks infrastructural development in the area. The chief however wants the whole country and beyond to know that

“• the main road in the Nyankpala township is under construction to be linked to the Kumasi main road with bitumen surfacing,

• Plans to Construct a Modern day SHS at Nyankpala,

• District Hospital in Tolon among others by the visionary leadership of H.E John Dramani Mahama and the NDC. How can one forsake all this infrastructural developments to endorse another candidate?”

The CPP flag bearer, Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, on Friday paid a courtesy call on Naa Abdulai Yakubu Andani Nyankpala at his palace as part of his political campaign tour of the Northern region, where he assured residents of Nyankpala of rapid infrastructural development and called for their maximum support.