Naabu calls for decent campaign in NDC presidential primary

Mr Naabu

Mr Naabu

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Yunyoo, Joseph Bipoba Naabu, has called on the leadership of the Minority in Parliament to bring colleague MPs he describes as ‘Mahama Boys’ to order.

He accuses the said MPs of using fraud and deceit to get other MPs to declare their support for former President John Mahama who is very likely to contest the presidential primary later this year in a bid to lead the opposition party in the 2020 elections.

“The leadership will have to call all of us and tell us that if you are supporting Mahama, please have a decent campaign, if you are supporting Bagbin, have decent campaign, this problem generated from Parliament, I hope the leadership will take action on it,” he stressed.

Mr Naabu has accused the organisers of MPs4JM campaign, a group canvassing support for the former President, of using subterfuge to get him to endorse Mahama for 2020 elections.

“JM boys’ perpetuated fraud on me, I was very furious because they deceived me into signing something I don’t believe in, I have endorsed Alban Bagbin and I believe he is the right person to lead the NDC in 2020,” Mr Naabu lamented.

Rejecting the allegation, MP for South Dayi, Rockson Dafeamekpor insisted Mr Naabu does not have his name on the John Mahama endorsement list.

He stressed his colleague Mr Naabu was not on the list of MPs who endorsed the former president and found it strange he was crying foul and creating the impression that his name was on the list.

If anything, Mr Naabu, may have signed another document and not the one collating signatures in support of former President Mahama as the NDC flagbearer for the 2020 general election.

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, who would lead efforts to bring order among the MPs, has indicated that he is not opposed to the candidature of John Mahama to lead the NDC in 2020 contrary to reports.
Former President John Mahama seemed favoured by the majority of NDC MPs and party executives, however, the camps of Joshua Alabi and Alban Bagbin are presenting a strong force. –

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