Supporters of the governing New Patriotic Party NPP in Busunu, a suburb of Damongo constituency have rendered an unqualified apology to the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Samuel Abu Jinapor for taking it upon themselves to reject the rice given to the community for the Eid Adha Sallah fees days ago.
In a press release to the media following the incident, the youth said after a second thought, they realized they made a rather wrong move, saying they could have used different channel to address their grievances.
In the video widely circulated on various social media platforms, the angry NPP supporters were seen throwing the bags of rice brought to Busunu back into the bucket of the pick up that conveyed the items to the people.
While some were heard saying they don’t need it, others were calling on the MP, who doubles as Lands minister to give them jobs instead of rice.
Below is the full statement of the apology:
For immediate release
22nd July, 2021
A MESSAGE OF APOLOGY FROM BUSUNU NPP YOUTH
Fellow patriots, the chiefs and elders of Busunu community, all party executives, Concerned Unemployed Graduate Association of Busunu(CUGAB) and its executives, Busunu Youth Association(BUYA), media practitioners, ladies and gentlemen, greetings to you all.
We are here today in front of the general public to make clarification on some actions being taken by Busunu NPP youth on Sunday 18th of July 2021.
We believe very well that the entire community and the constituency at large will bear with us that the sharing of rice seems to be an annual activity performed by our abled Member of Parliament (MP) thus the minister for lands and natural resources Honorable Samuel Abu Jinapor.
Unfortunately this year on said date, the story changed from welcoming this philanthropic gesture. We therefore want to on behalf of our colleagues seek apology from our chiefs and elders since the said rice was not for the youth of Busunu but rather for our chiefs, Clan heads and elders.