Tamale South Member of Parliament Haruna Iddrisu is appealing to irate National Democratic Congress (NDC) supporters in some sections of Tamale to remain calm and respect the decision of the President as regards Ministerial appointments.
According to Haruna Iddrisu, it should be the primary concern of all NDC supporters to back the President’s effort to constitute an effective government.
The Tamale South MP was reacting to acts of vandalism by persons believed to be NDC supporters who were incensed at the exclusion of his name from the latest batch of Ministerial appointees announced yesterday.
The angry youth, who gave their name as the NDC Youth Network for Peace, tore down and burnt billboards that bore pictures of the president and Inusah Fuseini.
It was widely speculated that Idrissu, the Caretaker Communications Minister, would be assigned the newly created Oil and Gas Ministry. However, following the appointment of Armah Kofi Buah after agitations by Western Region chiefs demanding an indigene to head the Ministry, some of Mr. Idrissu’s followers accused the president of bowing to pressure from the chiefs.
Speaking to Joy News Thursday, Haruna Iddrisu described the incident as regrettable and unfortunate, urging party faithful not to engage in conduct that threatens to breach the peace of the region.
He also called on the party faithful in the region to remain calm and respect the judgment and discretion of President Mahama as he compiles a formidable team to deliver the “Better Ghana Agenda”.
He also expressed his readiness to collaborate with opinion leaders in the area to forestall the escalation of further grievances.
Meanwhile, calm has returned to Tamale after Thursday’s destruction.