Gunmen attack NPP delegates on return from U/E elections


Some unidentified gunmen on Friday night attacked some members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) while they were returning from the Upper East Regional Executive Elections held in Bolgatanga.

They were attacked near the SSNIT offices, just a few meters away from a police station.

The members were delegates of the Bawku Central Constituency.

Two persons including the driver of the vehicle were severely injured.

The police are yet to effect any arrests but investigations have already begun.

The Constituency executives on Saturday, May 28 condemned the attack, calling on government to heighten security not only in Bawku but also the surrounding districts.

“It’s now clear that the surrounding districts within the Bawku zone have either allowed their districts to be part of the Bawku chieftaincy dispute or making their jurisdictions to be used to commit crimes.

“We appeal to government to impose the ban on motor riding in the other five districts if they really want peace and security to prevail,” a statement signed by Communication Officer Nurudeen Gumah urged.

Private legal practitioner, Anthony Namoo, was re-elected as the Upper East Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Anthony Namoo

He polled 114 votes to beat five other contenders in the hotly contested regional chairmanship race.

Messrs Mohammed Murtala Ibrahim, Filson Apambila Awankua, Bugri A. Ibrahim, Jerry Asamani, and Dr. Moses K. Atinga had 4, 42, 11, 36, and 99 votes respectively.

In a related story, Another injunction has been slapped on a constituency in the Ashanti Region, leaving 44 constituencies in Saturday’s executive elections.

Juaben is the latest constituency whose delegates cannot vote in the Region’s elections. 

More to follow…