Politics of Wednesday, 16 May 2018
The Northern Regional Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sulley Sambian has denied reports that a group belonging to the party on Tuesday attacked the offices of the Ghana Highway Authority.
In a statement issued and copied to MyNewsGH.com, he disclosed that claims, as contained in some media reports, are completely false, misleading and a deliberate attempt by some faceless persons to unnecessarily incite the public against an innocent group (Kandahar Boys)
According to him, his outfit has cross-checked with both leaders of the group and the managers of Ghana Highway Authority who have both denied such a thing happened.
“The attention of the Northern Regional Executive Committee of the New Patriotic Party has been drawn to news trending on social media and some media houses about vandalization of the Northern Regional Office of the Ghana Highway Authority by the Kandahar Boys.
We wish to state in clear terms that no such acts of vandalism occurred at the regional office of Ghana Highway Authority or anywhere near the precincts of the said Authority. The story should, therefore, be deservedly ignored.
We have spoken to both the Kandahar Boys and the Regional Manager of the Ghana Highway Authority who have since denied the report”, the statement revealed.
He cautioned the media against such acts and urged the public to treat the reports with the contempt it deserves.
“Whilst we agree that the media should have the free space to operate, we cannot encourage such reckless reportage which only seeks to unnecessarily incite the public against an innocent group(Kandahar Boys)”