The opposition National Democratic Congress in the Salaga South constituency is accusing former Member of Parliament for the area, Salifu Braimah Adam for the destruction of equipment belonging to the party.
According to the NDC, the former MP incited the youth who support the governing New Patriotic Party to vandalize a pickup truck belonging to the NDC in the constituency.
An NDC pickup truck was attacked, and the windscreens were broken at Jemtutu, a community in the constituency on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.
The incident occurred when some NDC executives went to represent the sitting MP for the constituency, Hajia Zuwera Ibrahimah at the commissioning of an electricity project in the community which was to be done by the former MP and Minister of the Savannah Region, Salifu Braimah Adam.
In a statement signed by the NDC’s Constituency Communications Officer, Saaka Sulemana, the NDC said it was the former MP who invited some NPP thugs to vandalize the vehicle.
The statement said “the former MP, Mr Adam Salifu Braimah told the chiefs and people of Jemtutu that he did not want the current MP’s representatives to be part of the activities. This resulted in a stalemate.”
“The former MP sent for NPP thugs from Salaga and Kafaba ostensibly to chase out the MP’s representatives,” the statement claimed, adding it was those thugs that vandalized the pickup vehicle while the NDC team were in a meeting with the chief of the community.
NPP rejects allegations
But the NPP in the constituency has denied the accusations, saying the former MP was not involved in the scuffle.
In a statement released by the party’s Nasara coordinator Mahey Bamba, the party said “no party activist was brought to Jemtitu from Kafaba or Salaga, contrary to what has been claimed in the faceless statement.”
The NPP said the MP was not invited to the programme and the presence of her representatives angered members of the community who attacked them because the NDC had failed to provide the community with electricity when they were in power.
“The NDC guys were in Kulaw on their own volition, and the people of Jemtitu didn’t hide their unhappiness of the presence of the NDC guys in the community. As widely alleged in the faceless statement, the vandalisation happened at the blind side of the former legislature.”
There is an ongoing battle between the NPP and the NDC in the Salaga South constituency over some electricity projects in the constituency.
Both parties are claiming credit for initiating and or implementing the projects.
It was at the commissioning of one of such projects that led to this scuffle in the Jemtutu community.
While the NDC say it was the erstwhile John Mahama administration that initiated the projects, the NPP said it was the former MP, Salifu Braimah Adam, who lobbied for them.