Some New Patriotic Youth (NPP) Youth in Bole are fuming over the purported endorsement of one Mr Abudulai Ibrahim, the NPP Communication Director for Bole-Bamboi constituency as District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Bole District of Northern Region.
In an interview with Bole-based Nkilgi FM, a top NPP activist for the constituency Abudulai Harisu explained that they heard a letter was presented to their regional office of NPP by the Bolewura (paramount Chief of the Bole traditional area) in favour of one Mr Abdulai Ibrahim who is their constituency Communication Director and they followed up to the Bolewura’s palace where they met his son who said the palace was aware of the letter.
He said they believe Bolewura does not know about the said letter endorsing someone as DCE and call for an investigation into the matter to ascertain the truth.
Harisu Abudulai accused the NPP Secretary for Bole- Bamboi constituency for being behind the “dubious” letter. “Our secretary said he was a chief and will not be involved in active politics and handed over to Mahama Shirazdeen his Assistant, so why is he leading a lobby. If he (Mr Abudulai Ibraihim) is appointed for the post fine, but we will not sit down to watch them lobby for a post they didn’t work for. We have about twelve (12) NPP executives here in the constituency (Bole-Bamboi) and only four of them are supporting him” he said.
Harisu said they are not against Mr Abudulai Ibraihim but just want the right thing to be done. A counter letter sighted was signed by Abdulai Harisu and forty nine (49) other activists to the Northern Regional Chairman of the NPP and copied to the NPP constituency chairman for Bole-Bamboi, the Bolewura, NPP Council of Elders and other individuals declaring the first one null and void.
Excerpts of the said letter read “Reference to a letter purported to come from the Palace of the Bolewura and forwarded to your office which among other things state that Abdulai Ibrahim is the sole nominee by the Bolewura for the position of DCE of the Bole District is not true but false and an attempt to impose the said Abdulai Ibrahim on the people of Bole District. We wish to state categorically and unequivocally that the Bolewura has been impersonated, the conspiracy is initiated by the Secretary of our party who is the senior brother of Abdulai Ibrahim who took an undue advantage of the Bolewura’s old age and his dementia to perpetrate such a criminal act”.
According to the Youth group they contacted the Secretary to the Bolewura’s Palace who denied knowledge of letter they and went further to state that they will resist any attempt at imposing anyone who is not the true choice of the people, most especially through dubious means. “Bolewura has not requested any such letter to be written and therefore it should be treated with the contempt that it deserves. The Bolewura has no preferred candidate since all the applicants are his children”;. the letter said.
“The Bolewura has been used as a cover by the Secretary of our party to achieve a parochial interest at the expense of the people of Bole District so we further state that the secretary collaborated with some family members of the Bolewura to get the letter head of the palace and the stamp of the Bolewura which is no more in use to cause this crime” the letter emphasized