Constituency Women Organizers of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Northern Region have cautioned the Northern Regional Chairman of the party, Daniel Bugri Naabu, to stop peddling lies against the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ms Otiko Afisa Djaba.
“We want to clear the air on the purported lies in the news by the regional chairman that the minister came to introduce School Feeding coordinators to them,” the Women Organisers stated.
This follows the disruption of Ms Djaba meeting in the region with NPP Women’s Organisers by the regional chairman with the explanation that Ms Djaba failed to inform him of the meeting since she was in his territory.
Mr Naabu also claimed Ms Djaba was plotting to scuttle the President’s appointment of the regional head of the School Feeding Programme.
But a press statement issued by some women organisers of the party has described the assertions of Mr Naabu as falsehood.
According to the statement: “The Gender Minister was in the region to represent First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, on the celebration of International Midwives’ Day, being the National Women’s Organiser of NPP, Madam Otiko Afisah Djaba, decided to meet her women organisers.”
The group of women organisers stated “categorically that the meeting was only for the minister to thank her women for working very hard to achieve a resounding victory and moreover to assure us of her commitment to see to the welfare of the women”.
The group said they were solidly behind the minister and will not allow any individual to undermine her authority.
Below is the full statement:
PRESS STATEMENT FROM NPP CONSTITUENCY WOMEN ORGANIZERS, NORTHERN REGION
Stop The Lies Or Else .... Northern Women Tells Bugri Naabu
The Constituency Women Organizers of the Northern Region has described as lies being peddled by the Northern Regional Chairman of NPP Bugri Naabu.
The Gender Minister was in the region to represent the first Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akuffo Addo on the celebration of International Midwives day,being the national women organizer of NPP Madam Otiko Afisah Djaba decided to meet her women organizers.
We want to state categorically clear that the meeting was only for the the minister to thank her women for working very hard to achieve a resounding victory and moreover to assure us of her commitment to see to the welfare of the women.
We want to clear the air on the purported lies in the news by the regional chairman that the minister came to introduce school feeding coordinators to them.
We are solidly behind our Gender Minister and therefore we will not agreed with any individual who will undermine and disrespect her.
The general public is therefore informed that the meeting was a successful one.
Deputy National Women Org Npp
Deputy Northern Region Women Org. NPP
Tamale Central Women Org. NPP