The accident vehicle belonging to the Northern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Bugri Naabu was on Saturday towed to election grounds after he was accused of faking the incident.
Joy News’ Martina Bugri is on the election grounds and reports that the Chairman requested that the vehicle is brought to the election grounds in order to dispel rumours that he faked the accident for sympathy votes.
Bugri Naabu is seeking re-election as Northern Region chair of the NPP, today April 28, 2018, was involved in a ghastly accident at dawn on Thursday when he was returning from a campaign trip to Bole.
The Toyota V8 Land cruiser he was being driven in together with some four others skidded off the road after the driver seemed to have lost control of the vehicle.
Mr Naabu sustained some minor injuries and was treated at the Tamale Teaching Hospital and discharged.
Following the incident, however, some members of the party accused him of faking the accident in order to win sympathy votes during the polls.
On the elections day, however, the Chairman called for unity among party members in the region.
One of the occupants of the vehicle suffered a fracture in the leg
He urged delegates not to see the election as a contest among rivals but an internal contest which is supposed to benefit the party in the long term.
He believes that with unity, the party can claim all 31 parliamentary seats in the region.
In all, 51 aspirants are contesting for 10 positions to oversee the affairs of the party ahead of the 2020 general elections.
Apart from the Women’s Organiser – which has six female contestants – only two women are seeking other positions in the party.