President John Mahama has said that he feels sad for Northerners who are joining the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in calling for change.
Speaking at a rally in Lawra in the Upper East region, President Mahama warned that such Northerners risked being used and dumped by the NPP.
“Sometimes I feel sad when I see some of our Northern brothers running around and also doing this (the change sign), they will use you and dump you,” he said.
He said the NPP did not have the interest of Northerners at heart and that party simply wanted their votes.
President Mahama recalled Vice-President Aliu Mahama’s failure to secure the nomination to represent the NPP as presidential candidate ahead of the 2008 elections, saying it was evidence of the party’s lack of regard of Northerners.
He predicted that a similar fate will befall the current NPP vice-presidential candidate, Mahamudu Bawumia.
“I want to live to see the day; you let anything happen today and let our brother Bawumia say he is standing for president in NPP. They will never give it to him; I can assure you,” the president said.
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