The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is alleging President Mahama tried to bribe its Northern regional chairman, Daniel Bugri Naabu to turn against flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo.
The party claimed among other things that, in a meeting with the President and his brother, Ibrahim Mahama, their chairman was promised GH¢3.3 million and a V6 Mitsubishi Pajero vehicle with registration number GS 687-16 and a brand New V8 Land Cruiser to fabricate stories against the NPP leader.
At a news conference addressed by spokesperson of the NPP flagbearer, Mustapha Hamid in Accra, he claimed the President and his bother also promised Mr. Naabu a contract if he resigns from the NPP.
He indicated that, on Friday, November 28, 2016, Bugri Naabu was invited to meet President Mahama in a meeting set up by Ibrahim Mahama and one Mohammed Awal after six months of trying.
“President Mahama and his people have not relented in their evil ways and means to use our own people to work against the NPP.”
“According to the President, Bugri should paint Akufo-Addo as a rabid ant-northern person who could never be trusted to advance the people of the north… he was supposed to say that Akufo-Addo was knocking the head of one northerner against the other.”
On the spot, Mustapha Hamid claimed, their Northern regional chairman was given GH¢500,000 in GHc 50 notes to accepting the do their job.
“Around the same time, Ibrahim Mahama had tried to convince Bugri with money to leave the NPP to become a chief after Daniel Bugri Naabu’s uncle died, but Bugri refused,” he added.