- The Minority has expressed disappointment in the NPP's failure to strictly sanction Bugri Naabu and Otiko Djaba over their recent conduct
- They believe the president should order a probe into Naabu's allegations concerning the murder of Adams Mahama
- According to them, the president has failed to uphold the constitution as he promised
The Minority in parliament has criticized President Akufo-Addo for the mild reprimand of Otiko Djaba, the Gender Minister and Bugri Naabu, the New Patriotic Party Northern Regional chairman over their feud in the past few days.
The Minority argued that the president's failure to demand an investigation into the allegations against the Gender Minister and the Upper East Regional Minister in the murder case of the former Upper Regional NPP chairman, Adams Mahama, goes against his promise to uphold the law.
In an interview with Starr News on Thursday, the National Democratic Congress member of parliament for Builsa South, Clement Apaak, stated, "The attempt by the NPP and the Presidency to downplay the implications of the pronouncement made by Bugri Naabu and Otiko Djaba and as far as good governance and security of our nation is concerned cannot be tolerated
“Do they think that Ghanaians are a bunch of kindergarten students? Since when did Bugri Naabu’s statements become acceptable as slip of tongue? Is it the first time that he had spoken? What slip of tongue takes over eight minutes with emphasis on a specific issue? These are not serial callers. They are two heavyweights in the NPP. This a regional party chairman accusing two of the president’s appointees of knowing about the murder of Adams Mahama, the late Upper East regional chairman."
Dr. Apaak's comments follow the New Patriotic Party's National Council order to the Gender minister and the NPP chairman, to apologize for their conduct in their recent clash in written form.
The council met on Wednesday, to discuss the appropriate course of action to take, regarding the embarrassing actions of their party members.
They described the situation as unfortunate and disheartening, and expressed regret that their members would conduct themselves in such a manner.
A statement signed by the acting general secretary of the party, John Boadu after the meeting said, "Even though the two apologized profusely, the meeting severely reprimanded them and bonded them to be of good behaviour. They were also asked to put their apologies into written statements."
Bugri Naabu and Otiko Djaba had made headlines since last weekend, after they clashed in a battle of accusations over corruption and conspiracies in acts of malice.
Their conduct was heavily criticized by the general public, and the two issued individual apologies to the public and the various individuals they dragged in their fight.
The NPP National Council further demanded that all members in ministerial positions resign from their party posts, as part of the new directive following the clash between the two party bigwigs.
Further commenting on the matter, Dr. Apaak argued that Bugri Naabu's comments should not just be dismissed as a 'slip of tongue' like he said.
"Party apology does not take that away. Apologizing does not exonerate him from those comments as far as his role as president of the republic of Ghana is concerned we expect him to uphold and defend the constitution," Dr. Apaak added.
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