The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has bluntly refuted the claims that the party only shared gari to Dambai College of Education students just to divert their attention from Bawumia’s visit.
It happened that the Vice Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party(NPP), Dr Mahamudu Bawumia was scheduled to address Dambai College students at same time the NDC was to share gari to the students.
They rather explained that they only utilized Bawumia’s visit as a good opportunity to also show a pre-conceived benevolence of giving out free gari and sugar to the students.
NDC Youth Organizer of the Krachi East Constituency, Adam Soko, gave this explanation in an interview with Adom News. His words:
This is just a diversionary tactic from the NPP. They don’t have anything doing. I had some gifts for the students of the College, not only the TEIN (NDC) members but all students of the College in the form of Gari and sugar. And so I discussed with the Patrons in the school and they suggested that because we cannot disrupt the Academic activities of the students, we can only distribute the Gari and Sugar in their free time. They therefore suggested that since Bawumia was coming, we should take advantage of that period to share our Gari and we perfectly agreed with them.’
The NDC Youth Organizer described the Gari and Sugar as harmless gifts which should not be politicized.
We therefore agreed that we will announce to the students during lunch that our youth wing had something for them, which we did. But the NPP was also having their programme outside the Campus so some came, took and even went to the NPP programme. This was a harmless gift and we didn’t discriminate between who to receive it”, he said.