District Chief Executive DCE for Kumbungu, who doubles as New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for the area in 2020 elections, Abdul Fatawu Hamza has reacted to petition to the president that seeks to mar his chance of retaining the position in the Akufo-Addo’s current government.
Speaking on Suhupieli FM’s morning show dubbed Suhupieli Bekaali today February 15, 2021, the PC said he was certain persons interested in succeeding him are the ones behind the petition, emphasising that there is no such group called “Concerned NPP Youth” in Kumbungu.
According to him, he made efforts to bring on board, those who contested against him during the party’s parliamentary primaries to support the campaign, but, failed because he they were burnt on dimming his chances.
“These were people who formed their campaign teams separate from the my official campaign team, simply because they wanted to push their own agenda of laying the foundation for their comeback”, he said.
On allegations of his inability to distribute phones donated by the former Business Development Minister, Dr. Awal to the party supporters, Mr. Fatawu said, “It is not true that I deliberately refused to give them out. I even bought phones for that purpose with my own money.”
He also called on the persons behind the petition to be sincere enough and come clear with what they want rather than hiding behind “so-called petitions”.
According to the petition, the NPP could win the seat for the first time, if the DCE who was the party parliamentary candidate for the 2020 elections eschewed his self-sabotagging attitude during the campaign.
The NPP Concerned Youth mentioned “Neglect of some Constituency Executives”, “Divisive Campaign”, “Fictitious Campaign Team”, “Campaign Funds and resources” among others.
The petition was addressed to the chief of staff at the presidency and copied to General Secretary of NPP, Loca Government Minister designate, NPP chairman in the northern region, northern regional minister designate, etc.