A former leading member of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Haruna Attah, has revealed what he argues to be the dark tribal side of Nana Addo.
Haruna Attah, who has openly declared support for President Mahama and the NDC has shown how Nana Addo revealed "that a non-Akan will not lead the New Patriotic Party (NPP)".
The Ghana ambassador to Namibia released a private conversation has with the NPP flagbearer over the former late vice president, Aliu Mahama which, according to Haruna Attah, proved Nana Addo is only concerned about Akans.
“The words (by Nana Addo) have been indelibly etched on my conscience: “Harruna, your support for Aliu was flawed. If you think our party will cede its Akan leadership, you are wrong.” He went on to expatiate on the theme, but with my mind reeling at this blatant and brazen ethnocentricity, nothing else really mattered to me again. When I left, I confided in a few people, mainly family and friends, as witnesses. I received all manner of suggestions on how to handle this “bombshell” and indeed one family member high up in the NPP even suggested that I take it up with President Kufuor. The frightening fundamental message was clear: No non-Akan should dream of leading the NPP as Presidential Candidate,” Haruna reveals.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson of Nana Addo,Mustapha Hamid, who is also a Northerner, described Haruna Attah's revelations as "desperate fabrications" arguing in an interview with Joy FM that "no such conversation has taken place and that is a simple fact".
The shocking revelation by Haruna Attah follows controversies over the recent comments President Mahama to Northerners during his latest campaign. President Mahama argued that he feels sad for Northerners who are joining the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in calling for change.
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