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‘It’s a lie, Aliu Mahama foundation not spearheading dev’t in Yendi’ – Youth Group

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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Yendi, Farouk Aliu Mahama has been warned to stop naming Aliu Mahama Foundation and another NGO as the main drivers of development in the district.

The son of the late Vice President during an interview on TV3 claimed that the foundation which was formed in memory of his late father has been helping to drive development to the district.

He said that the NGO which he formed in 2012 and another, Partnership For Poverty Reduction (PPR) have been the main drivers of the massive development in the Yendi Constituency lately.

This, the group insists is false and hence has called on him to apologise.

“It is not good for politicians to peddle falsehood. If you have not done something, don’t claim it. Don’t write it in your books and make unjustifiable pronouncements,” a statement from the group read in part.

According to the Concerned Youth of Yendi, Aliu Mahama deceived the host of the interview as they argue the foundation is not known in the Yendi Constituency as the NPP Parliamentary Candidate made her believe.

Aliu Mahama Foundation was established in memory of former Vice President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama to work to sustain his legacy of a disciplined society as well as empower people economically amongst others.

The group wondered how the said NGO could have started operating at a time when the father was still alive.

The Aspiring Member of Parliament indicated that, he often visits Oxford University to lecture and also professed getting support from the respected Mo Ibrahim Foundation to enhance his NGO activities.

This claim, the Concerned Youth of Yendi doubts and has therefore challenged the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and Oxford University respectively to come clear in a bid to ascertain the authenticity of those claims.

Watch the full interview below:

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