“They are my sons and daughters. They decided to frame me up because of politics. When you go into politics and people do not understand you, this is what happens. They wanted me to do certain things, I said I can’t do them. They were not satisfied with the way I was going about things, That is all.”
“I have forgiven them. Everything that happens to me, I thank God, so in this one too I thank God.”
“I did not do anything. What did I do? What was my crime? But they said I should come to Accra so I left for Accra.”
This is the former Upper East Regional Minister, Rockson Bukari. He said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show.
Mr. Bukari was responding to his questions about his tumultuous exit as Upper East Regional Minister.
It would be recalled that Mr. Bukari’s exit as Regional Minister was premised on huge controversies surrounding an alleged bribery incident against a journalist in the Upper East Region. It is said that the journalist, Edward Adeti was being influenced to ‘kill’ a story that centred around a mining company in the region.
But responding to the issues after months of silence, Mr. Bukari said “I did not do anything. I worked with everybody but the party said if I am here, the party would not grow. I started with the party when they were not born. If they have now grown up and they are saying I am destroying the party; the party I have built, I laugh over it. I say God has blessed me with that.”
His comments suggest that there may have been a grande scheme to reduce to relevance in the party in the region and also oust him as Regional Minister because of his forthrightness.
“Me, I have suffered for this party and if these young boys would come, blackmail me and say I should leave the party for them, I have left the region, I am okay. I have come back quietly and I am home. Let them enjoy.”
He said, while the events of the past disturb him, he does not hold anything issues against any of the personalities involved.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana