The New Patriotic Party (NPP) leadership in the Savannah Region has condemned an alleged statement by the Savannah Regional Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alhaji Seidu Imoro, calling on NDC supporters in the region to attack NPP people in 2024. The NPP described the statement as a violent extremist posture towards the 2024 elections in Ghana and accused the NDC of using the Savannah region as a rehearsal center.
The statement, signed by the Savannah Regional Communications Director of the ruling NPP, Fredrick Abukari Tahiru, described the NDC chairman’s remarks as unbefitting, senseless, unfortunate, and distasteful. Tahiru noted that the Savannah Region was the brainchild of the NPP and the Nana Addo/Bawumia government, and has seen a crystal display of political maturity by the NPP party under the enviable leadership of Prof. Alhaji Sulemana Iddrisu Kalamonia.
The NPP communications director called on the chiefdom, especially the Overlord of the Gonja Kingdom, Yagbonwura Bi-Kunuto Jewu Soale, the Regional Police Commander, and all stakeholders in the region to take note of the alleged evil intentions of Man Blessing and his NDC and act accordingly.
Tahiru noted that the NPP would never allow its meekness to be misinterpreted to mean weakness or allow its supporters to be taken for granted. He called on all NPP members not to be bullied by the NDC or anyone else in the region, adding that the NPP in the Savannah region would campaign on their developmental records and nothing more.
For the most part, Tahiru emphasized the importance of peace in the Savannah region and urged all stakeholders to work towards ensuring that the region remains peaceful before, during, and after the 2024 elections. The NPP communications director noted that the NPP would use law and order in the region and would never engage in armed robbery or shed blood to win the elections. He called on the Ghana Police Service to be vigilant and take their responsibilities seriously to ensure that the peace and security of the Savannah region are maintained.