[ 2012-08-17 ]
Angry NDC party supporters threaten to lynch General Mosquito
Scores of ruling National Democratic Congress'
supporters in Tamale vented their spleen on the
party's General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah
accusing him of unduly disqualifying some
parliamentary aspirants from contesting the
primaries of the newly created Sagnarigu
In all, eight persons were vetted out of which
four were disqualified.
Those who passed the vetting included Alhaji A.B.A
Fuseini(Night Editor, Daily Graphic), Richard
Andani Yakubu, Olivia Hawa Yahaya (Regional School
Feeding Programme Coordinator), and Salifu Sualisu
Aladira( Former Tamale MCE).
Those who were disqualified included Hajia Boya
Gariba (Deputy Women's and Children's Affairs),
Alhaji Mohammed Amin Adam Abio (NYEP Regional
Coordinator), Mohammed Abdul Salam (Metro NHIS
Coordinator) and Iddrisu Andani Mohasu.
According to Joy FM's Northern Regional
correspondent, Clement Boateng who was at the
scene, the supporters of the disqualified
aspirants besieged the offices of the Regional
Coordinating Council in Tamale and threatened to
lynch the party's General Secretary who they
accused of supervising the 'unwholesome' vetting.
The supporters gathered at the RCC chanting war
songs and swearing at Asiedu Nketiah. The angry
mob managed to hold their party's General
Secretary and other members of the vetting
committee hostage for hours.
It took a military reinforcement to dispel the
angry supporters who were unhappy that their
candidates have been disqualified without
justification. They argued that all the candidates
be allowed to contest the party's primaries which
has been scheduled for next week.
The vetting committee and Asiedu Nketiah were
however not immediately available to react to the
Source - MyjoyOnline
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