The Savanannah Regional branch of the National Democratic Congress, has petitioned the Overlord of the Gonja Kingdom, Yagbonwura Tutumba Boresa I, over what they describe as “disrespectful” sentence of Alhaji Osman Mimina Salifu, a subchief from Gonjaland.
Tagging the sentence as one that is politically motivated, Mr. Malik Basintale, the Regional Communications Officer of the party noted that, the decision to incarcerate the revered chief was without recourse to customs, norms and tradition.
Alhaji Osman Mimina is among the three former NCA board members sentenced to five years imprisonment by an Accra High Court last week.
In submitting the two paged petition to the Overlord at the Jakpa palace, he emphasized that Dinpo-wura Alhaji Osman is a noble man who has contributed enormously to the development and progress of Gonjaland.
“The political persecution by President Akufo-Addo and disrespectful sentence of a Gonja chief, Dinpo-wura Alhaji Osman Mimina Salifu without respect to our traditions and customs is regrettable”
The NDC spokesman pressed on Yagbonwura to demand answers from President Akufo-Addo as to why he disregarded the tradition of Gonjaland to the convenience of politics.
The petition further pointed to the continuous neglect and disregard for the people of the Savannah Region in the sharing of the national cake by the Akufo-Addo-led NPP government.
Whilst doubting the feasibility of the 88 district hospitals as promised by the president, the NDC wondered why the entire Savannah Region was not capture a list was released by the local government minister.
They described as suspicious, the updated list which captured two districts in the Savannah Region instead of the three announced by the president plus a regional hospital.
He appealed to the Overlord to use his powers as a major stakeholder to call the president and his government to order.
By Christopher Amoako | 3news.com