Defiant Savelugu NPP Youth dares President Akufo-Addo

Source: savannanews24.com/Hamza Lansah Lolly

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The NPP Youth in the Savelugu-Nantong Municipality, protesting against the nomination and confirmation of the MCE of the area has denounced the party and dares the president to arrest them.

The youth have been demonstrating since the nomination of Hajia Ayishetu Seidu as the Municipal Chief Executive of the area.

Hajia Ayishetu Seidu was confirmed by majority of the assembly with over 80% votes cast but the party youth vowed never to allow the confirmed MCE into her office, reiterating their earlier calls of rejection.

Some executives of the NPP last week stormed the premises of the Savelugu-Nanton Municipal Assembly to prevent the newly approved Municipal Chief Executive for the area, Hajia Ayishetu Seidu, from entering her office.

The youth wielding machetes and clubs, forcibly made their way to the office of the MCE to prevent her entering. The two policemen on guard at the MCE’s office have to call in for more security beef up.

The irate NPP youth pelted stones on combine contingent of military and police who arrived at the scene to restore law and order. The combine security fired warning shots to disperse the irate NPP youth.

The municipal assembly has since been vigil by the police and military.

Swearing in the newly Chief Justice (CJ) Sophia Akufo, the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo asked the police to arrest New Patriotic Party (NPP) executives perpetrating acts of violence in the Savelugu/Nantong Municipality of the Northern Region.

The President urged the police to do all in their power to bring to book all who fall foul of the law.

“When you fall foul of the law, you must be dealt with accordingly, and the law enforcement agencies including the judiciary must ensure that this is done.”

But the Savelugu NPP Youth reiterated their stands on the President’s representative in the area, emphasizing that, the President should either listen to their demands or forget  their votes come 2020 general elections.

The NPP members made these threats when a government delegation led by the he Minister for State at the Presidency in charge of National Security, Bryan Acheampong met them on Monday.

The meeting among other things was to listen to their grievances and calm nerves to consolidate the party cohesion in the area.

Hon Acheampong urged the disgruntled NPP members to look at the larger interest of the party, stressing that, it will be very difficult for the President to revoke the nomination of the Hajia Ayishetu Seidu after she has been constitutionally confirmed by majority members of the assembly.

He noted that, though they have a good case, however, revoking her (Hajia Ayishetu Seidu) appointment will bring chaos within the party.

The supposed 3 hours meeting came to an abrupt end when the disgruntled NPP members defiantly maintain their earlier stands.

The leader of the group, Alhaji Mohammed Muftawu said they will never work with the MCE and urged the President to replace her for the betterment of the party in the area.

 

Source: savannanews24.com

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