JOINT STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE LEADERSHIP OF NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS (NDC) BINDURI CONSTITUENCY AND THE EXECUTIVES OF THE FULANI ASSOCIATION BAWKU-BINDURI CHAPTER(“PALAAKU”-BAWKU) ON 26TH MARCH, 2020.



COMPOSITION OF THE MEETING






Concerned NDC Party Elders of Binduri
Leaders of the Fulani Association of Bawku-Binduri Chapter(“Palaaku”-Bawku)
NDC Constituency Chairman and Some Executives
Mr. Paul Abagre Ayamba
Fulani NDC Branch Executives within the Binduri constituency

MAIN SUBSTANCE
Following the press conference that was organised by the leadership of the Fulani Association of Bawku~Binduri in reaction to a Facebook comment made by Paul Abagre; a deputy constituency communication’s officer against Samira Bawumia tagging her tribe~Fulanis, the constituency executives together with the constituency council of elders of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) held a round table discussion with the leadership of the Fulanis who organised the press conference to holistically resolve the impasse amicably.

This was particularly necessary considering the support the NDC enjoys from Fulanis nationwide, the fact that the people of Binduri have historically co-existed with all tribes peacefully within and beyond Binduri which deserves continuity.

Again, the NDC as a political party can be argued to be a party in Ghana that respects and considers the interests of all tribes in Ghana when making decisions for the party and country. The NDC has never and would never deliberately refuse to register Fulanis as Ghanaians when conducting an important national exercise such as the Ghana card currently being done by the National Identification Authority.

Even though the NDC condemned and disclaimed Paul’s actions when our attention was first drawn to it, we still had our reservations that the actions of the group was excised in bad faith and we suspect underhand dealings of certain invisible hands from the NPP. This is due to the fact that we were tagged into the banter without being given a fair hearing. The Member of Parliament was equally not approached by the leadership of the group before organising the press conference. Procedurally, the group erred!

In the meeting, Paul agreed he erred on his personal capacity and has since apologised, evidence of which can be found on his facebook wall and on WhatsApp platforms.

The leadership of the Fulani group also admitted having done wrong by tagging the MP and the NDC in Binduri in their press conference without first contacting them for their side of the story since it was an individual and ethnic issue. They also apologised for that and we accept it unreservedly as a party.

CONCLUSION.

At the end of discussions both parties resolved to let the matter rest for us to live peacefully with one another as we have always done.

SIGNED

Mrs. Lucy Awuni Mbun-Regional Council of Elders Member
Alhaji Seidu Abanga, NDC Constituency Chairman; Binduri
Mr. Imoro Mahamadu, Constituency Secretary; Binduri
Mr. Iddrisu Abubakar Seidu, Zongo Caucus Coordinator, Binduri
Kuridu Mohammed Mumuni, President; Fulani Association of Bawku (“Palaaku-Bawku)
Abdul Malik Ayambil; Vice President Fulani Association of Bawku (jPalaaku”-Bawku )
Hamidu Sumaila; Organiser, Fulani Association of Bawku (“Palaaku”-Bawku)
Giima Yerima; Secretary, Fulani Association of Bawku(“Palaaku”-Bawku)
Sulemana M Jawo; Treasurer Fulani Association of Bawku (“Palaaku”-Bawku)

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