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Michael Nangena condemns attack on NDC’s Chiana-Paga Constituency Chairman

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The National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) Talensi Constituency Communication Officer, Michael Nangena has condemned the attack on the party’s Chiana-Paga Constituency Chairman.

It would be recalled that some irate youth of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Chiana-Paga constituency of Upper East Region on Friday allegedly attacked the constituency chairman, James Kojo Kopanamo.

The incident is said to have occurred at the constituency office in Paga in the Kassena-Nankana West District while the party was having its branch reorganization exercise.

Mr. Kopanamo when contacted said there were petitions against some party members in the constituency.

He said the attack on him took place while the Upper East Regional Vice Chairman of NDC, Abubakari Salifu Atongo was at the party’s office in the constituency for first-hand information on the petition.

“So, we were going through the petition and suddenly, a youth group storm the place without any apparent reason. So there was a confrontation. So I told them to leave the place. And numbering about 15 of them [party youth] attacked me.”

Mr. Kopanamo added that aside from the physical assault by the angry party youth, they took away some amount of money from him.

“They vandalized my trousers and took away an amount of Ghc3,750. So, I went and made a report to the police and they gave me a form, and I went to the Paga hospital. They gave me an injection and some drugs.”

Speaking on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show, today, Monday, August 1, 2022, Mr. Nangena said, “my information from other constituencies indicates that everything is peaceful as is expected to be. The Chiana-Paga issue seems to be an outlier. I want to use this opportunity to state my revulsion toward the violence in Chiana-Paga. I think that it is quite condemnable.”

“It is uncharacteristic of the NDC and we think that even if you have a legitimate case against the chairman, or did something that was inconsistent with the timelines of the process, there are structures that have been put in place for redress.”

He said the NDC should rather be a shining example for other parties to follow.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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