…Despite his ‘induced’ apology to Rockson Bukari
It appears Mr Daniel Bugri Naabu is still standing by his allegations that the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba and a blood brother of Paul Afoko connived to murder the late regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Upper East region, Mr. Adams Mahama.
This is because even though the allegations against the three, including the Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Rockson Buhari were made in the same statement, Mr Bugri Naabu has singled our Mr Buhari for an apology.
Mr Buhari issued an official statement yesterday to dissociate Mr Bukari from the allegations. He has subsequently apologized to the regional Minister calling him a ‘brother’ while insisting that the allegation against him (Mr Bukari) was a “slip of tongue” but “not intended to denigrate him.”
Some people have suggested that Mr Bugri hastily issued the apology out of the fear of being sued for defamation as was threatened by the lawyers of Mr Rockson Bukari few days ago.
Mr Naabu was given a 24 hour ultimatum by Mr Bukari to withdraw the murder allegations against him or meet him in court.
Yesterday, Mr Bugri Naabu apologised to Mr Rockson Bukari for alleging that he was “deeply” involved in the murder of the party’s late Upper East Regional Chairman Adams Mahama.
According to a letter dated Wednesday, 10 May, 2017, Mr. Naabu saids “I write to sincerely and unreservedly to retract wholly my comments about your client in an interview I granted Accra-based Radio XYZ. I note, most regrettably, that those rather unfortunate comments have since Monday 8 May 2017 gained wide publicity and may have implications for an ongoing trial in the High Court.
“Hon Rockson Bukari is my brother and under no circumstance would I seek to tarnish his hard-won reputation.
“Immediately my attention was drawn to the comment I personally called him and apologized to him and his family unreservedly. I do not have any facts beyond the police investigations on the matter. And I am truly sorry to the minister, his family and all those I have hurt by those comments.”
Mr Bukari had given Mr Naabu up to 6pm on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 to withdraw the allegations and apologize to him or get sued for defamation in the Court of law.
It is yet to be seen whether Mr Naabu will withdraw his allegations against the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Madam Otiko Afisa Djabah Mr Paul Afoko’s brother who is now a DCE.
Source: Jeorge Wilson Kingson || ghananewsonline.com.gh