Tamale Today : Aggrieved NDC Members Vandalized Party Office . Check our Reason
In Tamale today, some members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) dissatisfied with the appointment of an acting Northern Regional chairman to replace the substantive who passed on last week this afternoon vandalised the party office in Tamale.
Graphic Online’s Mohammed Fugu reports from Tamale that the aggrieved youth in disagreement with the appointment of one Adolf Ali as the acting Regional Chairman stormed the party office, fired gunshots and destroyed property.
Items destroyed included chairs, laptops and some official documents.
The Functional Executive Committee of the NDC is said to have endorsed the former Sababo District Chief Executive by a majority decision after the committee failed to reach consensus at its meeting held on Tuesday, August 18.
In a press statement, the party said Adolf Ali was to superintend over the affairs of the party in the region until the NDC goes to congress to elect new regional executives.
However, one of the Vice Chairmen, Rufai Vellim was said to have opposed the nomination and argued that the committee lacked the powers for such an appointment.
Aside from the Vice chairman, other executives were said to have opposed the decision and called for a stay of the process until the funeral rites of the late Chairman was performed.
The Northern Regional Secretary of the NDC, Mohammed Abdul-Salam told Graphic Online that prior to the attack some unknown persons had threatened him and other executives following the appointment of the acting Regional Chairman.
He said the incident was reported to the Northern Regional Police Command.
“We have presented some footages of the gunmen and other vital information to the police to conduct their investigation and arrest the perpetrators.”
He said the appointment of the acting Regional Chairman was in accordance with the party’s constitution, and urged all aggrieved members to use the appropriate channels to address their concerns instead of violence.
Following the attack, the police have deployed personnel to the party’s office to protect lives and property.