Ghana’s ambassador to Angola, His Excellency Moses Bukari Mabengba has denied he is sponsoring the independent candidate in the Saboba constituency to unseat the incumbent Member of Parliament.
His denial comes on the heels of rumours that he and the former minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Moses Nayong Bilijo and other stalwarts of the NDC in Saboba are sponsoring the only Independent parliamentary candidate for the constituency, Joseph Amuzu Ngmagnag to unseat Joseph Bukari Nikpe, the NDC’s current MP for the constituency.
Since Mr. Ngmangnag declared his intention to contest as an independent parliamentary candidate after he was disqualified by the vetting committee of the governing NDC, some loyalists of the party in the area started pointing accusing fingers at the Ambassador of sponsoring him to unseat Mr. Nikpe.
However, Mr. Mabengba on Friday November 11, 2016 told TopNews Ghana’s Mathias Licho in an interview in Saboba that he is still sturdily behind the incumbent MP and President John Mahama to maintain the NDC’s political dominance in the constituency.
Mr. Mabengba said in a statement; ”Amuzu did not inform me of his intention to contest as a parliamentary candidate. I only got the news after his disqualification by the vetting committee. I never gave him a penny and same applies to Hon. Bilijo and Mr. Roland Kofi Mbui, the presidential staffer.”
Three political moguls; the siting MP Joseph Bukari Nikpe of the NDC, former MP Charles Binipom Bintin of the NPP who doubled as Northern Regional Minister and Minister for Local Government and Rural Development under the erstwhile Kuffuor administration as well as Joseph Amuzu, who broke away from the governing NDC to contest as an independent candidate are battling it out in this year’s elections in the Saboba constituency.
Meanwhile, the new entrant, Abdul Aziz Mohammed is trying everything possible to up CPP’s votes in the constituency.
With just 22 days to go for the polls, the electorate would decide.
Source: ToNewsGhana.com/ Licho Mathias