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General News Fri, 1 May 2009

Regional NDC vice chairman slams government

Alhaji Yakubu Ghana , NDC's Vice Chairman for Tamale South Constituency says government's decision to limit the number of cars in either the President or his vice's convoy is a recipe for disaster.

The Tamale South Vice Chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress said the practice was unnecessary and thereby warned against its repercussions on the party's future fortunes if the Presidency failed to drop the idea.

In an interview with Citi News in Tamale, Alhaji Yakubu Ghana said private individuals on their own volition usually mass out to join the President or his Vices’ convoy anytime they visit Tamale because of their love and commitment for the party.

Reducing the size of the Presidential convoy by way of eliminating some people’s private cars according to him amounts to discrimination against certain personalities in the party and noted that such a practice could create disunity and hatred among party loyalists nationwide.

Alhaji Yakubu Ghana advised the Presidency to ignore media and opposition criticisms on the issue which he described as a “campaign promise” and urged them to revise the trend as a means of building the frontiers of the NDC towards election 2012.

The recent tension that cropped up between two factions of the NDC in Tamale as a result of the withdrawal of the Regional Chairman of the party, Alhaji Sumani Zakariah’s vehicle from the Vice President’s convoy has calmed as the two sides have welcomed the Tamale South Vice Chairmans’ call.

They described his move as a step in the right direction and appealed the current NDC administration to reconsider its decision in order to boost the party’s support base.

Source: citifmonline.com