General News Thu, 9 Nov 2017
Former Minister of Roads and Highways, Alhaji Innusah Fuseini and Northern Regional Youth Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alhaji Mohammed Aminu are on a collision course over the party’s 2016 campaign cars.The former Minister, who is also the lawmaker for Tamale Central, claimed he secured the vehicles for some members of the campaign team who are executives with the understanding that they would be returned after the elections.
According to him, this was aimed at catering for the logistical constraint that was encountered by the party prior to the 2016 polls but after the elections, persons including the Regional Youth Organiser and others deliberately refused to return their vehicles.
“I feel pained talking about this matter. I feel very very pained talking about this matter. I wish I could let this matter rest. The party prior to the 2016 elections formed a campaign coordinating team in all the regions.
I was part of the campaign coordinating team; we met the first time and we all talked about logistics then the youth organiser, women’s organiser and some other people said they did not have vehicles…… well I said I will organise some vehicles for them.
I spoke to one or two friends and the donated two pickups on the understanding that the vehicles will be returned after the elections”, he revealed on Tamale-based Diamond Fm.
He said he has made fruitless efforts to retrieve the vehicles and confronted the regional Campaign Coordinator; Alhaji Mohammed Muniru-Limuna who asked him to use any available means to retrieve the vehicle since he was being harassed by the owners.
Alhaji Innusah Fuseini said he had no option but go seize the vehicles since the vehicles were in possession of party executives who also refused to return them as agreed; indicating that he did everything within his power not to allow the issues escalate to its current level.
The former Minister who has been accused hiring thugs to seize party vehicles from some officials of the NDC in the region in Rambo style said the claims are fabrications to ruin his hard won reputation.