Granddaughter of Simon Diedong Dombo ( SD Dombo), Mrs Irene Ponu-Brenyah, has accused the Member of Parliament(MP) for the Lambussie-Karni Constituency, Dr. Yelvieldong Bakye Bright Baligi, of lying about being a descendant of SD Dombo.
Mrs Irene Ponu-Brenyah stressed that the MP’s claim that he is a grandson of the revered SD Dombo is palpably false.
The MP had claimed that he was related to SD Dombo, one of the founding fathers of the tradition that has birthed the New Patriotic Party (NPP), and was his direct grandson. But Mrs Ponu-Brenyah has said he is not related to SD Dombo.
“Now, let me make it categorically clear that the claim by the imposter that the late Chief S D Dombo is or was his grandfather is palpably false. Simply put, the Hon Yelvieldong Bakye Bright Balig is NOT a member of the Dombo family and should do the NEEDFUL as an honourable member of parliament.
I, therefore, entreat all well-meaning Ghanaians to treat this with all the contempt it deserves,” she said in a rejoinder.
Read the full rejoinder below:
FALSE CLAIM OF THE MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR LAMBUSSIE- KARNI CONSTITUENCY IN THE UPPER WEST REGION
My attention has been drawn to a video recording making rounds on social media in Ghana. In the said tape, the Hon Yelvieldong Bakye Bright Balig, Member of Parliament for Lambussie-Karni in an address to a gathering claims to be a grandson of Chief S D Dombo of blessed memory. According to him, if there was any person whose genealogy could be traced to Chief S.D Dombo’s family in the current Parliament, then it was him.
I am putting it on record that the claim by Hon Yelvieldong Bakye Bright Balig as a grandson Chief S D Dombo as he sought to portray to his audience is palpably false. Sources from my investigations tell me the member of Parliament in question hails from Kpare in the Lambussie-Karni District of the Upper West Region. I am also told and it is common knowledge among people who know him well that his father comes from the Chief’s palace of Kpare.
Secondly, I am reliably informed that his mother hails from Karni Chief’s palace. I have also been well informed that until he became a member of parliament for the Lambussie Karni Costituency, he was appointed a Lecturer of the University for Development Studies and posted to the then Wa Campus.
I am putting it on record that the late Chief S D Dombo comes from Jirapa- Duori in the Jirapa Municipality of the Upper West Region.
Now, let me make it categorically clear that the claim by the imposter that the late Chief S D Dombo is or was his grandfather is palpably false. Simply put, the Hon Yelvieldong Bakye Bright Balig is NOT a member of the Dombo family and should do the NEEDFUL as an honourable member of parliament.
I therefore entreat all well-meaning Ghanaians to treat this with all the contempt it deserves.
The writer is the first granddaughter of the late Chief S D Dombo, Mrs.Irene Ponu -Brenyah.
Mrs Irene Ponu-Brenyah