Police launch hunt for riotous NPP youth in Walewale

The Police in Walewale in the Northern Region have launched a hunt for suspected New Patriotic Party (NPP) youth who were engaged in unrest in the area on Friday night.

The youth were protesting against President Nana Akufo-Addo’s new nomination of District Chief executive (DCE).

The youth vandalised party properties in protest of Abu Mohammed’s nomination as DCE.

Saka Sayuti, the first nominee of the president, has been rejected three times by the Walewale District Assembly after he failed to convince assembly members to approve him.

The Public Relations Officer of the Northern Regional Police Command, ASP Mohammed Tanko, said the ringleaders are on the run but said investigations are underway to establish the perpetrators.

“So the police did not meet the trouble makers on the ground. It is currently very difficult to identify exactly those who were involved in this particular disturbance, but investigations are underway to establish the perpetrators so that they will be arrested and prosecuted,” ASP Tanko said.

Meanwhile, the NPP’s northern regional chairman, Daniel Bugri Naabu, has appealed for calm, describing the development as embarrassing.
He also urged the aggrieved youth to use the party structures to address party issues.

He said:“I want to tell the party executives, the party members, the youth of the New Patriotic Party in the West Mumprusi district, Walewale, to calm down.

“Their concerns will be addressed properly and therefore they should not do that to embarrass the party, the government, and the president.”

“I know well that their grievances are their rights. I also share the same sentiment with them, but the way they are going about it is not right.
“They should leave it with me, their chairman. I will communicate the truth of the whole issue to the president. I’m appealing to them.

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