The District Chief Executive for Zabzugu in the Northern Region, Hon Ahmed Iddrisu Abukari also known as Adakwa, has demystified claims by the Member of Parliament for the Zabzugu constituency, Hon Alhassan Umar that the “planting for food and jobs” fertilizers and seeds are being sold to only card bearing NPP members.
Hon Alhassan Umar the NDC MP for the area in an interview with TV3 a few weeks back alleged that the DCE has stockpiled the fertilizers and selling them to only NPP card bearing members.
The DCE in an exclusive interview with Rainbow radio’s Prince Kwame Tamakloe, denied the allegation saying that, the MP is not well informed about happenings in his district since he does not visit the district.
Hon Ahmed further revealed that most NPP members in the area do not have NPP membership cards thus, only two out of every ten NPP members in Zabzugu are card bearers.
“Our NPP members here do not have membership cards only two out of every ten NPP members you will assemble, are card bearers hence it is not possible to sell all the fertilizers to such a small number of people.”
The DCE reiterated his point by saying that the fertilizers are sold to all farmers in the district regardless of their party affiliations, adding, even some of the fertilizers were sold to a brother of the MP who is a known NDC member.
Nonetheless, he has challenged anyone to come to Zabzugu to verify the claims by the MP, Hon,Umar if they have any doubt towards the issue.
However, Rainbow Radio’s visit and interaction with some residents of Zabzugu revealed that, the claims made by the MP, Alhassan Umar against the DCE, Hon Ahmed, are fallacious and the residents expressed their displeasure in the claims by the MP calling it unfortunate.
Meanwhile the DCE has expressed his disappointment in the MP for making up such allegation about him, and more so in TV3 for refusing him his response towards the allegations made against him.
“Prince, from day one of my swearing in, I have always committed myself in serving the people of Zabzugu not considering their religion, level of education, political affiliation among others. I think my Hon MP did not behave honorably”
By: Prince Kwame Taamakloe