Siidi Abubakar Musah, the outgoing National Youth Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has denied ever receiving bicycles or any form of that paraphernalia or cash from the party in the run up to the 2016 general elections.
According to him, NDC campaign team has never distributed or budgeted bicycles for campaign in the 2016 general elections.
Siidi was responding to media reports captioned “NDC Youth Organizer threatens ‘Mahama Boy’ over 2016 paraphernalia” which is currently circulating on social media.
The reports alleged that, the National Youth Organizer kept the NDC party campaign resources for his private use at the expense of the party in 2016.
But speaking exclusively to Ghananewsonline.com.gh, Siid Musah denied ever receiving anything of that sort and dared his accusers to prove the sources of the stated paraphernalia.
He said, the story was deliberately cooked and skewed by person(s) who are bent on tarnishing his hard-won reputation in order for him to look bad and selfish in the eyes of the teeming supporters of the NDC in the Madina constituency because he remains a threat to their political ambition.
“I want to state categorically that, I have never received any paraphernalia from NDC as part of campaign in 2016. The party that I have privilege to serve as youth leader never share bicycles as part of our campaign in 2016, let alone Siidi collecting for Madina and kept it.
“I dare those faceless individuals to prove or confirm that the party has shared bicycles in 2016 and which constituency received. Can they prove it?
“So this story circulating on social media is a calculated attempt by people who think Siidi is a threat to their political ambition,” he stated.
He said “They think they can malign me with this kind of politics. I am a very experienced politician and you cannot use this soft tactics against me. But they cannot succeed. I won’t l lie about someone in order to succeed in politics. That is the least thing I can do as a politician,” he added.
He continued, “My focus is how we get back the parliamentary seat we let off to the NPP (New Patriotic Party). It was due to this kind of maligning tactics of politics that made us lost the Madina seat, but they will not succeed it with me.”
Siidi said, prior to his expressing interest to lead the NDC to in the Madina constituency to take back the Parliamentary seat, he had on a number of occasions made donations to several interest groups, including the Muslim communities during Eid FItr and Eid Adha within the constituency and beyond.
In addition to that, he said he had on countless times also helped many other individuals within the party at Madina, including the “political charlatans” who now thought they have grown wings to assassinate his hard won reputation in politics.
The NDC youth leader pointed out that, on his own volition and out of his kind heart to help when there is the need, he assisted the Madina constituency with some funds and other provisions to organize the recent Constituency elections.
He questioned what sort of contribution those seeking his downfall has brought on board the NDC in the constituency.
Siidi said, instead of emulating his kind hearted politics to help people and the party in the Constituency, the faceless individuals who are noted for deceiving the electorates, are rather engaging in unimpressive propaganda against him just to destroy him.
He reiterated his position that he was never at any point in time given bicycles or cash by the party as part of campaign in the build up to the 2016 general elections and dared his accusers to provide evidence of the sources or forever shut up.
“I want to reiterate that, I Siidi Abubakar, I have never receive bicycles as paraphernalia and the party never distributed bicycles for election 2016.”
Siidi however asked the people of Madina, especially NDC members to be wary of people who sought out for their mandates to lead them in parliament, so they could satisfy their parochial interest and ego.
He said no amount of malicious stories in the media could cow him, noting that, he will continue to extend helping hands to the good people of Madina and members of the NDC party with or without the selfish individuals who believe Madina constituency is their bonafide property.