The NPP Parliamentary candidate for Karaga constituency, Dr Mohammed Amin Adam Anta has condemned the recent clashes that ensued between some members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
According to him, violence does not have a place in the country’s politics. He thus urged NPP supports in the constituency to remain calm and allow the security agencies in the area deal with the matter.
The NPP PC expressed shock at the latest violence in the Karaga Constituency and lamented over the injuries sustained by members of his party as a result of the alleged attacks.
“What happened in our constituency, nobody wants it, elections must be peaceful, voting and partisanship is about contesting the candidate telling the people what you can do for them, there is no reason, people should fight over elections. Because if you fight over elections, somebody is going to win and go and sit in parliament and maybe the person may not remember you again, but you will be nursing wounds.”
“That is why I keep on telling you that I have everything to lose if there is violence here, because I’m doing so much. I’m bringing development to the people, so if there is violence here, it means a lot to me. I have everything to lose, so I am concerned and so this is what I will not encourage my supporters to do. I am appealing to you to exercise restraint even at the highest provocation, exercise patience, look at me as your leader. I will carry your concerns to the highest authority for appropriate response,” he assured.
Amin Adam had visited some of the victims at the Karaga Health Centre where he accused the incumbent MP in the area of instigating the latest clashes in the constituency.
Meanwhile, police in the area have arrested one person in connection with the current disturbances in the Karaga District. According to the divisional police command, they will not treat the matter as political, but rather as a criminal activity and all those involved will be dealt with.
Supporters of the New Patriotic Party and National Democratic Congress on Monday, November 9, 2020, clashed at Sung in the Karaga Constituency after the NDC mini rally and this subsequently escalated to both Karaga township and Nyung.
Four persons were seriously injured and are currently receiving treatment at Karaga Health Centre. Whiles other victims including a 70 year old woman who happened to be the mother of the Karaga NPP youth organizer are receiving treatment at their various homes in Sung.