The youth wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Savelugu Constituency has called on NDC members in Tamale to desist from interfering in the affairs of the Savelugu Constituency which according to them is creating room for violence in the area.
They maintain that Savelugu Constituency has been known be a peaceful area until their opponents in the NDC from Tamale recently introduced series of violence including the firing of firearms which killed two people in Savelugu.
They singled out the first national vice Chairman of NDC, Chief Sofo Azorka, and the Minority Leader in parliament, Haruna Iddrisu for the insecurity in the area. The NPP also accused the MP elect for Savelugu constituency, Alhaj Iddrisu Jacob Wumbenkpan, of importing some NDC tags into the area to cause mayhem leading to the two deaths.
They further appealed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), to prevail on the Northern Regional Police command to go beyond issuing arrest warrants and prosecute the NDC parliamentary candidate for his involvement of the current happenings in the Savelugu Constituency to ensure justice is served to the deceased.
Addressing the media in Savelugu, the convener of the group, Issahaku Abdul Rashid Gbanbegu, indicated that the entire people of Savelugu are one and love peace. He added that attempts by the NDC to destabilize Savelugu will not work, saying “the natives of Savelugu are unhappy about the conduct of NDC members most especially those from Tamale.”
Issahaku Abdul Rashid also disputed claims by the NDC that, the office in which security officers found the guns and ammunitions in Savelugu is their party office and not that of the candidate.
He insisted that there were some irregularities regarding the parliamentary results in the area, hence they will not recognize the MP elect. Rather he said “We will use every legitimate means to ensure that the right thing is done.”
Story By: Alhassan Yakubu