The North East Regional Minster, Hon. Yidana Zakaria has instructed the West Mamprusi Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Hon. Arimeyaw Somo Luck to demolish the National Democratic Congress (NDC’s) party office at Walewale constituency in the North East Region.
The Regional Minister claimed the NDC party office is sitting on government land therefore must be demolished immediately.
The Regional Minister made issued the directive when he was delivering a statement on behalf of the Vice President Dr. Mamoudu Bawumia at the Wunaaba’s 20th Anniversary celebration over the weekend.
But the constituency branch of the NDC refuted the claims by the Regional Minister at a press conference today.
According to the NDC in Walewale, they have document covering the land and signed by all the chiefs.
They warned that any attempt by the Regional Minister and his allies would be met with strongest resistance.
They advised the Minister to channel his energies to containing the numerous armed robbery cases that the region is confronted with.
Below is the full press statement:
27th March, 2022.
BAWUMIA’S PUBLIC OUTBURST AT THE WUNAABA’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Good morning ladies and gentlemen of the press. We thank you for your swift response to our distress call. This press briefing is called at the behest of the Walewale Constituency NDC, to appropriately respond to the reckless comments made by the North East Regional Minister Hon Yidana Zakaria who spoke on behalf of the Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia at the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Wunaaba at the D/A Primary “A” school in Wungu. Ladies and gentlemen of the media this reckless statement is a clear indication that the Regional Minister at the behest of the Vice President now wants to escalate the state of insecurity in the constituency.
In their quest to intimidate the NDC in the Walewale constituency they falsefully claimed an accusation of assault against our constituency Chairman, we are not surprised as it is akin to the intimidation being meted out to our National Chairman.
Speaking on behalf of the Dr Bawumia at the Program, the Regional Minister instructed the West Mamprusi Municipal Chief Executive Hon Arimeyaw Somo Lucky to demolish the party office of the NDC with the claim that the said party office is sitting on a government land. The claim that the NDC office is sitting on a public land is a complete falsehood because the NDC has all documentation to authenticate ownership of the land with the said documents duly and fully signed by all the concerned chiefs.
However, the NDC in Walewale Constituency will rather want to encourage the Regional Minister to channel his energy towards combating the rampant armed robbery and the general insecurity in the area. The Regional Minister should however be assured failure to heed this advise and the perpetuation of this reckless threats will engender a fearless resistance from the NDC in the Walewale constituency. We are ready to protect the structure and our Chairman at the peril of lives.
Imoro Abdul-Razak Zakvilla
Regional Communication Officer/NDC
North East Region.