Family of the late Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Adams Mahama, says they find it very difficult to believe why President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo failed to recognize them when appointing a minister for the region.
In the view of the family, having worked so tirelessly for the party to win political power, even at the time that they were mourning the gruesome murder of their late brother, the least they were expecting from the President was recognition in the appointment of a minister for the region.
According to the family, much as the position of regional minister was reserved for regional party chairman, they were full of hope that the appointment of the Upper East Regional Minister will come their way or at best be consulted before making such appointment since their late brother was until his demise was the Regional Chairman of the elephant family.
“We thought that if the President will appoint anybody in the region as Regional Minister, he will first consider the late Adams Mahama family since we also contributed immensely in bringing the NPP to power. During the time that Adams Mahama was acid bathed, it was a campaign year but our family continued to work for the NPP.”
“Having done all these and brought the party to power, if nothing at all, we can count one or two regional chairmen who have been appointed Regional Ministers. A typical example is the Greater Accra Regional Minister who was the regional party chairman of the NPP. So, we had high hopes that because of the contributions we also made, by now the President and his elders would have considered our family too because it was through the party that our brother, Adams Mahama, died. He died in the line of duty,” noted the family.
Spokesperson for the family, Muazu Issaka, who made this revelation in an interaction with Fiifi Banson on Kasapa 102.5 FM, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, said the youth in Bolgatanga were not even in support of the appointment of Mr. Bukari Rockson as the Upper East Regional Minister but Nuhu Mahama, the senior brother of the late Adams Mahama had to intervene to calm nerves down.
Surprisingly, Mr. Bukari Rockson has failed to recognize the support the family gave him and even turned his back at them with the recent arrest of Nuhu Mahama being an example.
What is more worrying, he noted, is the pronouncement of Bugri Naabu alleging that Mr. Bukari Rockson has a hand in the death of their late brother.
“We are appealing to the President to critically re-examine his appointment in the region. Failure to do so will irk the patience of the family to do something that will dent the image of the NPP. If we say somebody has patience, it is so because he or she will be expecting something. But if your patience runs out because what you are expecting is not forthcoming, you will do something which will not be good,” he noted.