Ignore allegations against former Regional Minister — NPP youth

A section of the youth belonging to the New Patriotic Party in the Daffiama-Bussiue-Issa (DBI) Constituency of the Upper West Region have called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to disregard and reject calls from a fraction of the youth in the area to deny the former Regional Minister, Dr Hafiz Bin Salih, political appointment in his second term in office as president of the Republic.

The youth in a speech read by Mr Awiliba Naafiw Bazaanye at Issa on Tuesday said that the minister was unfairly opposed by some ‘selfish’ factions within the party and had suffered false allegations irrespective of his hard work and noble service to the region.

This reaction stemmed from series of news conferences by a section of the youth in the Wa Central, Lawra and DBI Constituencies respectively opposing a possible reappointment of Dr Salih as the Regional Minister.

At some of the news conference, the minister was accused of ‘selfishness and disregard for party functionaries as well as masterminding the defeat of some parliamentary candidates’ of the party in the region.

In response to the allegations, Mr Bazaanye refuted allegations levelled against the former minister and described him as a unifier as well as a development-oriented individual who had the progress of the region at heart and worked assiduously to ensure the region developed.

“The said conferences against the former regional minister was borne out of malice, hatred and envy and certainly without substance”, he stated.

He intimated that Dr salih was instrumental in the campaign for the parliamentary candidate of the area, Mr Nadi Imoro Sanda and personally supported the numerous campaigns of the candidate by canvassing votes for him and the President.

“Unfortunately, Mr Sanda did not win the contest; but the former minister must not be blamed for the defeat”, he said.

He called on President Akufo-Addo to ignore such ‘greed-incited’ allegations and make his appointment based on his expertise as a President of the republic adding that the youth of the party were ready to support whoever was appointed into office as the minister.

From Lydia Darlington Fordjour, ISSA

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