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Politics of Saturday, 22 January 2011

Source: citifmonline

NPP N/Regional Chairman blamed for cracks in the party

The New Patriotic Party youth group in Tamale calling itself Northern Youth for Nana Akuffo Addo has descended heavily on the party’s Regional Chairman, Alhaji Harunah Sulemana Tia affectionately called Harumbis over his alleged deepening of cracks within the party in the region.

The group asserts that Alhaji Harumbis is building the party structures around the Nana Ado, Aliu Mahama and Alan Kyeremanteng factions and warns that its adverse effects could affect the NPP’s performance in 2012.

Regional Secretary of the group, Sulemana Sayibu Dokurigu condemned Alhaji Harumbis for claiming to be Nana Addo’s man for which reason he vowed never to work with party members perceived to be in the opposite camp including the former Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama.

He described as totally unacceptable the regional Chairman’s apathy towards the former Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama’s recent one week campaign tour of the northern region.

Buttressing the Northern Youth for Nana Akuffo Addo group’s stand, Sayibu Dokurigu revealed that Alhaji Harumbis the regional Chairman snubbed former Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama when he invited the regional executives to attend the final funeral rites of Naa Alhassan Chamba, the late father of Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas which was held in Chamba in the Nanumba North District.

He implored the party’s flagbearer Nana Akufo Addo and the national executives to caution Alhaji Harumbis against his attitude towards NPP members or risk losing more votes in the northern region in the 2012 elections.

The Northern Youth for Nana Akuffo Addo group applauded Alhaji Rufai Iddi, the regional Vice Chairman and Alhaji Abdallah Hindu, the regional Organizer and Alhaji Wofa, a member of the party’s regional council of elders among other party bigwigs for joining hands with the former Vice President to unite party supporters in the region for victory 2012.

Dokurigu Sayibu also highly praised Alhaji Joe Kadri of the Aboabo Timber Market for supporting various NPP youth groups in the Tamale metropolis with benches.

Attempts to reach Alhaji Harunah Sulemana Tia a.k.a Harumbis, the Northern Regional NPP chairman for his reaction proved futile.