Member of Parliament for Ayawaso East Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, Naser Toure Mahama, has denied media reports that he had bribed members of the Vetting Committee of the parliamentary primaries in the region to disqualify his contender Dr Yakubu Azindow.
According to him, the reports are not only misleading and fictitious propaganda but also an attempt to hide the weakness of his contender.
Hon Mc Naser was reacting to some media reports that he has bribed members of the Greater Accra Regional Vetting Committee of impending parliamentary primaries.
Speaking in an interview with THE REPUBLIC, Hon Naser said, ” I have read the media report and I say is rubbish, how can I bribe the committee, I don’t have to bribe anybody to become a member of parliament.”
” If I have money to bribe, i will use such money for my supporters who are working day and night for me, they are campaigning for me even with their own resources and if I have money I will use it to campaign, to reach out to delegates to tell them my achievement and ask for their mandate to contest for the third time, ” he pointed.
Mc Naser alleged that Dr Azindow per information he is getting from his own camp holds allegiance to another country than Ghana and for fear that he might be disqualified for holding citizenship with another nation, his supporters cooked up the allegation against him.
He said the 1992 constitution frown on persons who hold dual citizenship and want to take up a public office job and for knowing that it could affect his vetting, the supporters fabricated bribery allegation against him.
He denied the allegation of bribery and put his accusers to strict prove or otherwise render an unqualified apology to him and the good people of Ayawaso East.
Mc Naser is seeking re-election for a third term and has vowed to work hard to retain the seat for the NDC.
He told the paper he has brought some development into the constituency in terms of education, health, water and sanitation and security.
He added that he has sponsored several youths into various fields of professional discipline and remained determined to reduce unemployment among the youth.
Hon. Naser said Ayawaso East which has Nima community as it capital has been wrongly given a bad name due to a few negative reports in the media, stressing that he had helped reduce that negative prescription through education and reformation policies.
He, however, urged delegates to defy the negative propaganda and endorse him to continue with the developmental projects and programmes he had started.
He is being contested by one Dr Yakubu Azindow, an America based Ghanaian but Mc Nasar assured he would win the primaries.
Source: therepublicnesonline.com/Felix Nyaaba