Aluta Boys, a vigilante youth group in Tamale, affiliated to the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), has finally released the Tamale central NDC Chairman’s vehicle impounded almost a fortnight ago.
The Nissan double cabin pick up with registration number GN3625-14, was unconditionally handed over to the NDC Northern Regional campaign Coordinator, Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna.
The Food and Agriculture Minister’s intervention solved the impasse between the group’s leadership and the Tamale central Member of Parliament, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini (Malizaa Naa).
He exclusively told Citi News that, “I appealed to them to unconditionally release the vehicle and they respected me by complying with my directive. They complained that they have been very loyal to the party and that for some time now they have always been deceived.”
The peace broker called for deeper collaboration between the party’s leadership at all levels in the region for a resounding victory on December 7.
“I think it’s important for leaders to know that we must have listening ears to our members.”
As the NDC’s regional chief political strategist, Alhaji Limuna admitted that, the Aluta Boys’ group selfless support and defense of the party, could not be underestimated.
“These are the people who support the party and they put their lives on the streets to get the party going and they are not demanding so much. All that they need is recognition.”
He said the party would need the maximum contribution of all affiliated youth groups to massively win all the 31 parliamentary seats in the Northern Region.
Alhaji Limuna however implored all party loyalists to respect party structures and desist from acts that give the NDC negative publicity.
Operation bring back our borrowed seats
The NDC Northern Regional campaign Coordinator said his team is poised for a “One touch victory” in the President’s home region.
According to him, the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), mistakenly won 10 seats at the 2012 polls because of internal wrangling in the NDC.
“There have always been one or two seats that have been swinging between NPP and NDC even when we were in opposition; but unfortunately because of internal problems in 2012, we lost 10 seats to the opposition NPP, one to an independent and one to the Convention Peoples Party at a bye-election.”
He posited that, his leadership has succeeded in uniting the party ahead of the December 7 polls.
“We have started reuniting as a party, trying to resolve most of the issues to limit the acrimony within us; and we have spoken to a lot of people coming from our party seeking to contest as independent candidates who have come to terms.”
Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna advocated political campaigns devoid of character assassination and insults.
“We should try and do our campaigns devoid of insults and we should take religion, chieftaincy and personality attacks out of our campaigns. We have to work seriously to ensure that there is peace by adding faith to our political campaigns bearing in mind that as politicians we will one day account to our creator for our stewardship.”
He said one’s political opponent should not be misconstrued to be a political enemy.
“Let’s address issues by telling the electorates what we have done or what we can do better. Somebody in NPP is not my enemy but an opponent in ideas. The youth should not be misled to use violence in this electioneering year,” Alhaji Limuna stressed.
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/citifmonline.com/Ghana