The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Builsa South in the Upper East Region, Daniel Gariba, has reportedly pleaded with a journalist to stop further publications on his alleged nefarious activities.
In a leaked tape intercepted by this paper, the embattled DCE was heard expressing his displeasure about a recent publication allegedly linking him to illegal rosewood business.
The newspaper (name withheld) recently published a story over the alleged involvement of the DCE in rosewood business, an allegation he flatly denied.
Speaking to the author of the said story via telephone the, DCE admitted that it had dealt a big blow to him.
When asked how he was feeling, his initial response was “I’m not fine”, indicating that he was not comfortable with the story.
“Please cease fire, I’m very much aware that you (referring to the reporter) have been doing this for long time”, he begged.
The DCE who is lacing his boots to contest his party’s parliamentary primaries slated for September this year for the party’s orphan constituencies, including Builsa-South, had earlier called the management of the newspaper to complain about the paper’s recent stories about him, and asked for closure on such stories.
He was not happy that for the past one month his name had been in the media for bad reasons, a situation he described as “injurious “to his hard earned reputation.
Meanwhile, information available to us indicate that, two different groups of people have petitioned President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to relieve him (DCE) from his post.
The first petition, according to our sources at the Jubilee House came from some inmates of an orphanage home in Bolgatanga, called Mama Lardis Home who claimed they deposited their monies with the DCE’s microfinance company after promising them a mouth-watering interest rate, but failed to pay the interests including the principal.
The second petition, the sources said, was about his leadership style in the Builsa South where some aggrieved NPP members feel if not checked will affect the part’s electoral fortunes in the constituency.