Published: 20 April 2017
Last Updated: 20 April 2017
20 Apr 2017
John Dramani came face to face with Northern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Daniel Bugri Naabu for the first time since the NPP stalwart made scathing allegations against him.
The two prominent sons of the North met at the 41st National Congress of the Gonjaland Youth Association held at Sawla in the Northern.
Whiles exchanging pleasantries with dignitaries at the event, Mahama reportedly shook hands with Mr Bugri Naabu and said jokingly “if you are not using the car they said I gave you, return it’.
Mr Bugri Naabu in response said “I have given it to my party”, a response that sparked spontaneous laughter among other dignitaries who were accompanying the former president.
During an intense run up to election 2016, Mahama was accused of trying to bribe Bugri Naabu to make defamatory comments against Nana Akufo Addo to paint him as tribalistic. It was said that Naabu was given a brand new V6 Mitsubishi Pajero, a brand new V8 Landcruiser, GH¢3.3 million, as well as the payment of the GH¢247,000 debt owed him for years from a road construction work.
Claims which can still not be substantiated, but the two men looked like best of friends when they met, leaving as to wonder who is telling the truth.