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Opinions of Monday, 21 January 2013

Columnist: Haruna Institute

Rampaging Youth is not Surrogate of Haruna Iddrisu

Haruna Institute: Statement: Rampaging Youth is not Surrogate of Haruna Iddrisu

Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, MP for Tamale South and caretaker Minister for Communication disassociates himself from any act of vandalism in Tamale. The act was unwarranted and does not represent his person as a political player in any possible situation.

The vandalism was not premeditated or motivated by Hon. Haruna in person or his stand-ins. It was purely a constitution of irate youth who was acting on their impulses following the release of the second batch of ministerial appointments.

Such knee jerk reactions are common phenomena of extremists of political parties, football teams, causes inter alia. Therefore, it will be completely unfair to ascribe the Honourable MP with such unformatted event.

Tabloids and individuals do insinuate that Hon. Haruna Iddrisu was in Tamale to incite the youth into vandalism – that is a belief of coinciding falsehood. The MP came to Tamale purposely to commission an Electrification Project in Chang-Nayili, a farming community under his constituency on the 16th of January. (See pictures on**). Therefore, the spins and twists should be rolled back.

We entreat all constituents and following of Hon. Haruna to respect the President’s right to constitute an effective government as enshrined in the constitution of Ghana. The president has the reserved right to appoint who should or should not be part of his Government. We do not subscribe to any form of conduct that is not in consonance with the law.

As a matter of fact, conducts of chagrin has the propensity of blemishing the political prospects of the Honourable MP for Tamale South. Therefore, we disassociate ourselves from the act of vandalism and hopeful that it would not recur in future.

Food for thought: *“Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be love” – Barbra Johnson. *

Abdulai Hanan R. Confidence

Press Secretary