The New Patriotic Party in the Walewale constituency has accused the Northern Regional Minister and NDC parliamentary candidate for the area, Abdullah Abubakari, of masterminding a violent clash that occurred over the weekend between supporters of the two main political parties in Ghana.
In a statement copied to Starr News, the party claims the regional minister has formed a belligerent vigilante group known as ‘Abuba Aluta Boys’ which he uses to terrorise members of the opposition parties in the constituency.
“The elephant fraternity in the Walewale constituency are highly honoured to have you in our midst to share with you issues pertaining to the violent nature of a pro-NDC group known as Abuba Aluta Boys. This group is being sponsored by the Northern Regional minister.
“The party has picked up signals of plans by this Abuba Aluta Boys to set ablaze party properties; especially houses of some selected individuals in the constituency”, the statement alleges.
A near bloodbath occurred on Saturday in the Walewale township when some supporters of the NDC and the NPP fiercely run into each other with sharp objects and stones following a misunderstanding over the use of a particular road by one of the parties.
Both parties had organized a function simultaneously in the township; while the NPP pro-youth group ‘Bawumia Youth for Change’ was having a campaign launch, the NDC was also outdooring its youth group called ‘Zaadeeya youth group’.
The District Police Commander, DSP Sarpong Bempah had told Starr News the NDC accused the NPP of deliberate plans to disrupt their occasion and attempted to prevent the jubilating NPP members from using a particular route where their occasion was being held.
According to DSP Bempah, the rival group violently clashed and two persons were injured and are currently being treated at the district government hospital.
However, a few days after the violent confrontation, the opposition NPP in the constituency is blaming the regional minister of sponsoring the NDC youth group that allegedly attacked the NPP and called on President John Mahama, the overlord of the Mamprugu traditional area to call Abuba to order.
“The party wishes to call on the president HE John Dramani Mahama to call Abdullah Abubakari; the northern regional minister to order as he is deeply involved in all these violent attacks.
“We are also by this statement calling on the overlord of the Mamprugu traditional area, the clergy and all chiefs in Mamprugu to call the northern regional minister to order as he is fully behind these attacks and shamelessly goes on air to defend them,” the statement added.
When Starr News contacted the Regional Minister, he refuted the allegations, but declined to give details.