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 was 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.
The party’s constituency communication wing has not taken kindly, the attack on their chairman. In a statement signed by the Constituency Communication Officer, Abankwe Ebenezer Kabah, the party condemned the attack, insisting that the NDC party is a law-abiding one.
“It has come to the attention of the Communication office, NDC, Chiana-Paga, the dastardly attack on the constituency Chairman Hon. James Kojo Kapanamo on the 29th July 2022 during a petition hearing session headed by the Regional Vice Chairman at the party’s office.
This strange but heinous crime perpetuated on our enviable, dedicated, committed and above all law-abiding Chairman must be condemned wholeheartedly. It is worthy to state that, NDC is a peaceful, democratic and law-abiding party anchored on the rule of law, therefore it was strange to see this uncouth and unethical behaviour [from people] who claim to be party members to unleash violence on no other person than the party’s Chairman under the guise that they have not been given a fair hearing by a vetting/petition committee whose verdict is not known yet.”
Mr. Kabah continued to say that the act was “unfortunate and so barbaric. When the head of a household dies, the house becomes an empty shell, if this can be meted on the chairman then we, the chickens are dead already. NDC is governed by a constitution, guidelines and structures. We are informing members that the party is governed by the trio
therefore, anyone who is disgruntled should use the trio to settle their grievances instead of using unlawful means.”
In a similar action, the Constituency Communication Officer for the Talensi District explained that the attack on the Chiana-Paga Constituency Chairman was unfortunate.
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