Friday, May 28, 2010


From: Joseph Ziem, Tamale
Disgruntled supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Karaga Constituency of the Northern Region have served the President a warning notice that any person appointed as District Chief Executive in the area would be lynched.
The residents said anybody nominated as the substantive District Chief Executive in the area should either choose to stay in Tamale else the person would be lynched when he or she comes to the district to work.
These venomous statements were read by Mohammed Sadiq, Secretary to a group calling itself the Concerned Youth of NDC at a press conference held last Thursday in Tamale.
The over 150 disappointed NDC supporters in Karaga who boarded a 207 Benz bus to Tamale, called for the immediate reinstatement of the sacked Karaga DCE, Mohammed Abdulai Sandow or else no DCE would takeover the administration of the District till a different political party comes into power.
The political temperature in the Karaga District has reached its boiling point since President Mills’ decision to sack some three District and Municipal Chief Executives last month.
The reason for sacking Adam Hudu Welvis of the Yendi Municipality, Hajia Meliga Bawa of Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo and Mohammed Abdulai Sandow of Karaga is still not known up till date.
But political analysts have blamed their relief from posts on activists of the NDC who wrongfully accused the DCEs for awarding contracts to persons not loyal to the party.
The Karaga NDC youth accused Regional Executives of the party for allegedly masterminding the termination of their DCE’s appointment for their own selfish reasons.
Mr. Sadiq alleged that the Karaga Constituency Executives who teamed up with the Regional Executives to cause the untimely exit of the DCE did so because the DCE refused to give them contracts on the grounds that they had no valid contract license that qualified them to bid for contracts.
He added that others also asked the sacked DCE to help them complete their unfinished building projects which he declined.
Secretary to the Concerned NDC of Karaga said party supporters are ready to face any rigorous action from the law enforcement agencies if their demands are not met by the President.

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