Election 2016 We're not creating enmity between Mahama, Bagbin - NPP

The General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress told supporters in the Upper West Region on Wednesday that the NPP is using “traitors” in the NDC to spread rumours that President John Mahama is sponsoring another candidate to oust Nadowli-Kaleo MP Alban Bagbin from parliament.

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The New Patriotic Party has denied claims that it is using NDC 'traitors' to cause the defeat of NDC’s longest serving Member of Parliament (MP) and Majority Leader, Alban Bagbin, in the December polls.

The General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress told supporters in the Upper West Region on Wednesday that the NPP is using “traitors” in the NDC to spread rumours that President John Mahama is sponsoring another candidate to oust Nadowli-Kaleo MP Alban Bagbin from parliament.

READ ALSO: NDC 'traitors' being sponsored by NPP to cause Bagbin's defeat - Asiedu Nketia

He said: "President Mahama is not sponsoring any candidate in Nadowli Kaleo and no genuine NDC person is sponsoring any other candidate in Nadowli Kaleo. So our one and only candidate is Alban Babgin.

"It is not everybody who want Bagbin in Parliament and those who dread his name want to find ways of removing him from Parliament. But if they come frontally they know they will be defeated. So they are coming through us, the NDC people.”

But Communications Director of the NPP Nana Akomea has denied the claims, saying he does not see “how enmity between Mr Mahama and Mr Bagbin will benefit the NPP”.

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“We cannot go and manipulate Alban Bagbin and Asiedu Nketia should stop the comedy. He is a General Secretary for crying out loud,” he said.

“Is it the NPP who caused Alban Bagbin to tell the country that the John Mahama government was composed of family and friends? Is it the NPP who asked Alban Bagbin to conceive his beliefs that John Mahama the president cannot fight corruption and that appointments have been made into his government based on monetary considerations and that people who contributed monies to the NDC campaign were the people who have bought positions? That was Alban Bagbin! What has the NPP got to do with that? Perhaps that is Asiedu Nketia’s modus operandi. [He] … sees everything happening as orchestration,” he said on Accra-based Joy FM.

It will be recalled that Bagbin launched scathing attacks on president Mahama in the early days of his administration.

He accused Mahama of appointing his family and friends. Asked why he is criticising the president publicly, he claimed he does not have access to the president so he will advise him in public.

Their frosty relationship was resolved when he was appointed as the Majority Leader and also as member of the 'three wise men.'

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