The Northern regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Daniel Bugri Naabu has warned that he would order the youth of the party to chase the embattled contractor working on the Gumani storm drain out of Tamale if he ever steps foot at the site.
The contractor was, Tuesday afternoon chased of out the construction site by alleged NPP vigilante group for reasons that he is a member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The vice president, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia ordered the construction of the storm to avert a repeat of last year’s devastating floods which claimed the life of a 59 year-old teacher, Haji Fati Bapuni.
With the onset of the rains, the possibility of the floods recurring is very high, hence the need for the speedy construction of the drain.
The NPP youth however stormed the site and allegedly demanded the contractor stopped work.
Speaking to Blessed Eduamoah Dadzie on Wake up Tamale Wednesday April 11, 2017, Mr Naabu defended the action of the youth and said the group should have seized the equipment of the contractor and beaten him up.
“They [the youth] didn’t just go and start chasing them. They went there and asked him [contractor]; which company is this? He couldn’t tell them. They asked them, where was the contract awarded from? He couldn’t tell them. The only thing he told them was that they said he should come and start the work, later the award letter will come. That’s where they got to know that there is a fishy deal in it and that’s why they chased them out and I fully endorse it. They should have even collect[ed] the machines and handed them over to the police and beat them up. I’m sorry they didn’t do that.
“Those who are doing this, if that person doesn’t take time I will let the youth chase him out of Tamale,” he stated.
Mr Naabu said he sanctioned the attack on the contractor to protect the image of the government and the party.
By: Yahaya Masahudu, firstname.lastname@example.org