Politics Tue, 12 Feb 2019

NDC vigilantes attack, injure Chairman over party vehicle

Members of pro-National Democratic Congress (NDC) vigilante group in the Ashanti Region have visited violence on the Suame Constituency Chairman of the of the party leaving him with severe injuries

According to report snippets of information gathered by MyNewsGh.com within the party, reveal the chairman refused to return a party vehicle in his possession after a court ordered him to step down from his position following a raging litigation.

A court in Kumasi it would be recalled in December last year asked Umar to step aside after his victory as chairman for the constituency pending the conclusion of a case filed against him.

The development is said to have deepened the wrangling within NDC members in the constituency, with some insisting Umar returns all properties belonging to the party in his possession.

The Chairman is being challenged by one Ibrahim Yakubu who claims the NDC Constituency Chairman, Saeed Umar is not a registered voter in the Suame Constituency and hence does not qualify to be the Chairman or represent them at the national delegates’ level.

The court presided over by His. Lordship Frederick K. Tetteh after hearing an application for interlocutory injunction ordered the Chairman not to hold himself as Chairman until the final determination of the matter is reached.

But news confirmed that the armed men with guns and other weapons attacked the chairman during a meeting between chairmen and delegates from Suame and Tafo constituencies and NDC presidential aspirant Sylvester Mensah.

The also started firing gunshots and assaulted some delegates including the Chairman in the process.

Source: mynewsgh.com
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