Politics of Saturday, 3 November 2018
A vigilante group in Tamale, the Al Qaida, alleged to be affiliated with the opposition NDC has attacked some executives of the party holding a “secret” meeting at a hotel in the Northern Regional capital on Saturday, MyNewsGH.com reports.
The meeting was to be chaired by the party’s regional secretary, who is said to have fallen out with the Regional chairman since their elections months ago.
Division among the executives has grown damaging relationship between the chairman and secretary, resulting in the establishment of camps.
The confusion occurred when the chairman allegedly appointed members of his own secretariat which appeared to have the similar roles as some of the elected executives.
And since then they have had mixed communications coming out from the regional office of the party. The party has since been divided between the chairman and secretary.
The ‘Al Qaida’ group organizer confirmed the Saturday attack and said the chairman did not endorse the meeting and that as chairman of the party, no meeting would be allowed to happen without his permission.
“The secretary and his people are disturbing the chairman too much. The chairman told them the meeting cannot happen but they refused. They have been having secret meetings behind the chairman so just this morning, we heard that they were going a secret meeting again, unfortunately the chairman told them they should not hold that but they told the chairman that, nobody can stop the meeting; so they went to Global Dream Hotel to have the meeting again but unfortunately something happened again…we went and sacked them”.
The organizer said the secretary was not present when they attacked the meeting and warned to stop any meeting of the party that would be held without the consent of the chairman.