Fact check: Collins Dauda’s claim that NPP hates Northerners is false

Fact check: Collins Dauda’s claim that NPP hates Northerners is false

The NDC Member of Parliament for Asutifi South, Collins Dauda has been in the news this week over certain utterances he made.

The legislator, while addressing a rally of NDC faithful in his constituency, suggested that the ruling NPP does not like Northerners.

According to him, Northerners and Zongo indigenes in the NPP have no future because they do not matter in the scheme of things in the ruling party.

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The NPP has no good intentions for Northerners and the Zongos. If you are a Northerner and a member of the NPP, bear in mind that your fate is stalled,” Mr. Dauda said.

However, YEN.com.gh can authoritatively say the NDC legislator’s claims are false and do not represent the reality on the ground when it comes to Ghana’s politics.

The NPP may be dominated by Akans, but the party has always had a sizeable number of Northerners in key positions.

One of those is the slot for running mate/Vice President. During the tenure of President Kufour, he chose Aliu Mahama as his Vice President.

The situation is same with current President, Nana Akufo-Addo who has gone with Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as his Vice President.

Also, there is no evidence to suggest that Northerners in the NPP are being treated differently from other folks in the party.

In fact, it was under the NPP government that a Ministry was specifically created for the Zongos and Inner Cities.

A party that does not like Northerners and Zongo indigenes would definitely not have gone to these lengths.

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There are also many Ministers and Presidential Staffers serving in the NPP government who are from the three Northern and Upper regions.

It is, therefore, clear that Mr. Dauda’s claims that the NPP hates Northerners is false and only an attempt to play the outmoded tribal card.

YEN.com.gh earlier also reported that Bernard Allotey Jacobs, NDC's former Central Regional chairman has jumped to the defense of President Akufo-Addo, saying he is not corrupt.

He said no one can hang corruption tag on Nana Akufo-Addo without a shred of evidence. “You can’t hang corruption on the neck of Akufo-Addo."

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