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Politics of Saturday, 28 September 2019


NPP primaries: I swear to God;I will descend heavily on NDC detractors - DCE vows

NPP at a press conference  in West Gonja NPP at a press conference in West Gonja

The DCE for West Gonja, Saaed Muhazu Jibreal, has vowed to deal with any member of the opposition NDC who is contemplating on bringing confusion to the upcoming NPP parliamentary primaries.

Ahead of the primaries scheduled for Saturday September 28,the NPP in Damongo constituency decorated the premises of Damongo SHS, which is to serve as the venue with NPP flags and paraphernalia's.

A situation which has since aroused political cross fire within the constituency with the NDC describing the action as a blatant disregard for the GES directive which bans political activities in Senior High Schools across the country.They expressed a determination to visit the premises to see things for themselves,calling on the appropriate authorities to investigate the matter and take the necessary action.

The DCE who got wind of the happenings,said on a local based radio station,PAD FM that,as chairman of the District Security Council,he will not countenance any attempt to destabilise Damongo and the district at large.He appealed to the NDC to stay away from the premises of the NPP primaries in their own interest.

He disclosed that,there was going to be heavy security presence and surveillance at the venue to deal compassionately with destructive NDC lawbreakers.

"I am asking,is this the first time a political activity is being held at DASS ? Is NDC saying they've never held a program at the school ?...But I want to throw a caution,if you think you can take the law into your hands and fuel tension, I'll let the law take its course.You can be anybody,I won't joke with you.The NPP has the right to use the facility...What is the noise about this whole thing? I insist and I repeat myself; anybody who takes the law into his hands and goes there to cause any destruction, I swear to God that the law is going to take its cause,"he fumed.

He further stated,"NPP is having its program and non NPP members must stay off!....I have called the Regional Police Commander. I have called the District Police Commander and we are going to put surveillance there for 24-hours.Anybody who goes there to cause mayhem will he held responsible".

Meanwhile,the NPP in a press conference accused the incumbent MP as being behind the diabolic machinations to run down the their yet-to-be endorsed parliamentary candidate and destruct Saturday's primaries.

According to them,it's evident that former president Mahama was never denied access to the school premises as the NDC wants the unsuspecting public to believe.

They believe the current action of the NDC is aimed at covering up the incompetence of their parliamentary candidate,describing him as a massive failure.