A member of the National Democratic Congress in the Northern region, Seidu Fiter has blamed the New Patriotic Party for the murder of the Overlord of Dagbon late Ya-Naa Abdulai Yakubu Andani II.
The defector who made this allegation further stated that the murder of the overlord took place at a time when he was a sympathizer of the New Patriotic Party.
According to him it was a ploy to relegate Alhaji Alui Mahama the Vice President of Ghana to the background saying that “we cannot pretend to have forgotten the sad event that characterized the murder of the late overload of Dagbon Ya-Naa Yakubu Andani which happened under the watch of the NPP in 2002.
“This also was an event the NPP used as an opportunity to indirectly force Prince Imoro Andani out of office as the Northern Regional Minister and Alhaji Malik Yakubu as the Minister of Interior”.
When quizzed by a journalist if he can say emphatically that the NPP murdered the overlord, Seidu Fiter said “remember I was a supporter of the NPP by then and let me tell you that anytime we went for rallies our boys on the podiums and in vehicles portrayed they killed him by sign language (which he demonstrated to press men) and you do not need a second approval of that sign if you well know the sign I am talking about “.
According to him northerners would have been better off if they had listened to words of the founder of the National Democratic Congress , Jerry John Rawlings in 1999 who asked them not to vote for the NPP.
Speaking at a press conference to counter comments made by the Running-Mate of the NPP, Dr. Mahamud Bawumia that Muslims are not represented at the flagstaff house, Seidu Fiter did not only accuse the NPP of the murder of the Overlord of Dagbon but also cited events he termed as “illegal suspension” of Paul Afoko, the only northerner who has risen through the ranks in NPP to become the National Chairman.
According to him, the former chairman witnessed strong opposition from the Akyem faction from the time he picked form to contest the party chairmanship.
“Fresh in our minds is the unconstitutional suspension of the first northerner who climbed to the position of the party chairmanship. This is an individual who forms part of the progeny of the Northern founding members of NPP, by the words of Paul Afoko, the faction Akyem of the flag bearer started fighting him from the time he picked form to contest the position till he was suspended.”
The sacking spree he claims is clear evidence that the NPP discriminates against northerners and will never appoint a northerner to lead the party thus has called on northerners never to vote for the NPP in the 2016 general elections.
He added that the flagstaff house which accommodates ministers and presidential staffers and among these Muslims are heavily represented thus rendering the claim by Dr Mahamud Bawumia farther away from the truth.
By Zubaida Ismail|3news.com|Ghana