The Member of Parliament for Tamale North Constituency, Hon Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini, has called for unity within the rank and file of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Northern Region.
“Need I remind comrades that we have an election to win, a country to rescue and especially for us in N/R, Parliamentary Seats to recover from a clueless New Patriotic Party” the lawmaker said.
The plea of Mr. Suhuyini is contained in a statement sighted by THE CUSTODIAN in the wake of a melee between the NDC Northern Regional Secretary, Mohammed Abdul Salam and a section of the party’s youth in Tamale.
The youth is said to have accused the Regional Secretary of embezzling some monies given to him by the Tamale North MP to support the NDC Gushegu constituency party to celebrate this year’s Eid-ul Adha festival.
The Gushegu constituency was among seven orphan constituencies the NDC legislator donated an amount of GHS10,000 each to support their preparations towards the commemoration of the Islamic festival.
However, THE CUSTODIAN has gathered the NDC youth on a WhatsApp group alleged that an amount of GHS9,000 cedis was presented by the Regional Secretary to the Gushegu constituency.
Mr. Abdul Salam through his lawyers has however denied the allegations and also demand a retraction and an unqualified apology from the youth or he will take legal actions against them to redeem his reputation.
Reacting to the development in his statement, Hon Suhuyini said, “It has come to my attention painfully, that a token support I provided some Northern Region Orphan Constituency PCs, through the Party Regional Administration, during the just ended Eid-Adha is sadly generating confusion that might lead to avoidable litigation.”
He added, “It’s because of such unfortunate misconceptions, misrepresentations and misinformation that I mostly concentrate only on my beloved Tamale North Constituency. I only discreetly and sparingly reach out to other constituencies, especially when I’m requested to.”
The MP has therefore implored all parties involved in the social media onslaught to seek amicable cooperation and peacefully resolve the issue in the spirit of comradeship.
“In order not to discourage me, my benefactors and others from supporting future political activities in the Region, I wish to dispassionately appeal to all involved or affected by the unfortunate development, to kindly look pass each other’s shortcomings and seek amicable cooperation to peacefully resolve the issue in the spirit of comradeship.
“As can be attested to by all in the Region, I dislike confusion of any sort within the NDC and so I’m distressed that my well-intended decision to offer support to seven (7) orphaned Parliamentary Candidates in the N/R should become a source of conflict” he lamented.