The Upper West Regional branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has condemned the Wa East Constituency youth attack on the Regional Director of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) at his office in Wa.
The youth threw caution to the wind, disregarded grievance procedures and attacked the regional director of NADMO, who doubles as the regional organiser of the NPP, thereby injuring some staff members in the process, the party said in a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency last Thursday.
The statement, signed by the NPP Regional Communications Director, Mr Umar Nuhu, said: “The party wishes to state unequivocally that the attack was criminal and should be handled as such by the police.”
It added that the party’s disciplinary committee would not treat the matter lightly, and warned that all persons involved in the dastardly act would be dealt with accordingly.
“The regional party wishes to emphatically state once again that anybody or group of people who are not satisfied with the conduct of the just-ended polling station and electoral area elections and any other party issue should use the avenues available at the party level and not resort to violence,” the statement said.
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While the regional director managed to escape unhurt, one staff member was injured in the process and was rushed to the Wa Government Hospital for treatment but has since been discharged.
Upper West Regional Minister
As a result of the disturbances, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has suspended the Upper West Regional Minister, Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan, from office with immediate effect.
In his place, the Deputy Regional Minister, Mr Amidu Ishaq, has been directed to act in the interim pending the conclusion of the investigation.