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More Defects From NDC to NPP in Tamale

2006-08-16 19:44:09
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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is actually facing deep crisis in their world bank, Northern Region, as one of its "walls of Jericho" was penetrated through by their archrival, New Patriotic Party (NPP).

The elephants, just after four days of dragging a whole NDC community and their chiefs into their net, again ushered into the party, another 302 NDC diehard supporters in Sangnarigu- a community in the Tamale North Constituency, which has remained a "no-go-area" for the NPP in the history of democratic rule.

History has it that, several NPP parliamentary candidates and top guns have ever been chased out of the town and prevented from staging their political campaigns.

This situation according to some community members who friendly interacted with The Chronicle, became worse and intense after the Dagbon crisis.

The NDC members who defected to the NPP included 240 men and 62 women.

The Northern Regional NPP executives led by the Regional Chairman, Yakubu Adoo, welcomed them into the party.

The NDC members who based their argument or reasons for their actions on the infrastructural development provided the community by the NPP government noted that they grew up to meet their chiefs and elders supporting the (P) NDC but had now realized that the party (NDC) was insensitive and bias in the sharing of the national cake.

They accused the NDC of using heavy propaganda machinery to defame the NPP and made them also to believe that the NPP facilitated the Dagbon incident.

Most of the members admitted that they were the people their mother party, NDC, used to harass the NPP and prevent them from stepping into the town.

Meanwhile, the NPP as a result of the harsh treatment reported to have gone through at the hands of the NDC members, has got its area office at over 8 km away from the town.

They did not also have the liberty to send posters, party flags or signboards to the community.

The leadership of the NPP, including the Regional Chairman, Yakubu Adoo, the secretary, Clifford Braimah, the Women's Organiser, Hajia Fati, and other executives in separate speeches confirmed their past experiences in the area.

The NDC Area Chairman, Alhaji Imoro Alhassan confirmed that the people were their active members and described their motive as a genuine one.

"They are our members and they have done a lot for NDC, but now if they are saying that they want development and thus they are joining the ruling government, I personally see it as very laudable because everybody wants development. If they succeed we shall all enjoy," Alhaji Imoro said.

The NDC Chairman also admitted the harsh treatment members of the Sangnarigu community had subjected the NPP and its activists to.

He was sure that the defection would not affect the chances of the NDC come 2008 general elections.


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