The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ms Otiko Afisa Djaba has apologised over the clash she had with the Northern regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Daniel Bugri Naabu.
There was confusion at a meeting called by Ms Djaba in Tamale on Friday to introduce a new northern regional coordinator of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP).
Ms Djaba had gathered caterers and women organisers in NPP to introduce the new coordinator to them but some members of the NPP, led by the regional chairman, Mr Bugri Naabu who argued things were not being done properly scattered the meeting.
Mr Bugri Naabu argued he had no prior knowledge of the meeting and hence it cannot go on.
“Even the President cannot come to the region without informing the regional chairman and his executives for his intention of coming to the region,” Mr Naabu said.
He noted that the Minister [Otiko] has no right to appoint a regional coordinator and that as far as he was concerned, the position has been given to one Felicia.
Subsequently, the two leading members of the NPP traded accusations, counter allegations and insults with Otiko arguing that Naabu disrespected her position.
At a meeting with President Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff House in Accra on Tuesday, Ms Djaba reportedly rendered an unqualified apology to President Akufo-Addo over her conduct in the matter.
Appearing on The Pulse television programme on Joy News Tuesday afternoon, Ms Djaba revealed that she apologised to President Akufo-Addo when they met earlier in the day.
She subsequently apologised to Ghanaians for her conduct and said the leadership of the New Patriotic Party would meet on the matter on Wednesday.
Mr Naabu on his part is also expected to meet with President Akufo-Addo over the matter on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Deputy General Secretary of the NPP, Nana Obiri Boahen has confirmed the NPP would meet on Wednesday evening at Alisa Hotel in Accra and also on the agenda would be the feud between Otiko and Bugri Naabu.