Politicians from the three Northern Regions of Ghana don’t lift one another up because they believe the race to the top is a competition where each of them thinks of himself first rather than support one another, particularly the young ones.
This has led to a situation where young talented Northerners don’t get the help they need but are rather ‘used’ and dumped purely on tribal grounds, but thankfully, they are beginning to ‘wise up’.
This is according to the Member of Parliament for Assin Central Honourable Kennedy Agyapong.
Kennedy Agyapong was speaking on Net2 TV’s The Dialogue. He was condemning a call by Alhassan Suhuyini, NDC MP urging Northerners to vote for their ‘own Mahama’.
Kennedy Agyapong said Northern politicians only “remember they are Northerners when it comes to elections” but their people have nothing to show.
“In Mahama’s hometown Bole, they look after patients on a plywood with a drip on their hand and all. What has Mahama done for them? He and all his brothers, Ibrahim, Alfred, Energy, what did they do?” He quizzed.
Kennedy Agyapong narrated the story of a Gonja lady who ran to him for help to pay her Law School school fees after in her word, “her own people failed her”.
“There is this lady running an NGO at Bole who is helping the community and she has gotten GIMPA law school but there is no one to help her. She is a Gonja.” Kennedy Agyapong revealed he helped her pay part and will meet her later to add the balance because she has whatsapped him the old receipt, recalling how he meets numerous talented Northerners who don’t get help from their ‘numerous big men scattered all over the place”.
“The Northerners must learn to help their people to get their loyalty” he advised because according to him, “Northern politicians don’t help their people. You see, these Northerners, they don’t want to help the people so that they can continue to lord themselves over them.” he pointed out.
He said when Northerner make money they move to Accra and forget their people.
“Do you know how they behave when they get rich as Northerners?” He asked rhetorically, answering almost immediately: “They move to Accra and forget their people!”