Information reaching DAILY GUIDE indicates that some foot soldiers of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Sefwi Wiawso constituency of the Western Region – one of the purported strongholds of the party – went on rampage on Saturday and locked up the party’s constituency office.
The irate NDC youth, DAILY GUIDE gathered, barricaded the party’s constituency office with flat pieces of wood and hanged pieces of red cloth in front of the building, signifying how aggrieved they were.
According to sources, the youth also attempted to destroy some properties belonging to the party, but the timely intervention of the police in the area saved the situation.
It was reported that the visibly aggrieved NDC foot soldiers were arrested and placed in police custody for their alleged actions.
An NDC source at Sefwi Wiawso told DAILY GUIDE that the youth were protesting against the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Paul Evans Aidoo, who doubles as the Western Regional Minister.
According to the source, the youth, even though had been voting for the party for a long time, the party and the MP had not done anything to improve the lives of the people of the constituency, particularly the youth.
“We don’t have jobs; our roads are bad and the people continue to wallow in abject poverty and the MP and the municipal chief executive seem not to care,” one of the leaders of the youth asserted.
This paper learnt that they therefore decided to embark on that action last Saturday since that was the only way they thought the party would realize how annoyed they were with the MP and the MCE, Santana.
“Our action is to send a signal to President John Mahama that the entire municipality and for that matter the NDC in the constituency, are no longer ready to work with the MP and the MCE,” one of the youth was reported to have remarked.
The NDC foot soldiers pointed out that ignoring the needs of the masses in Sefwi Wiawso was making the party unpopular in the municipality.
When DAILY GUIDE contacted the constituency youth organizer of the NDC, Frank Asare, he maintained that as at Saturday evening, the youth who barricaded the party’s office in the area, were still in police custody.
According to him, he was on a radio programme when he also heard the story and the fact that those who took the action had been arrested.
“So I had to wait till when they would be released so that they could state categorically why they took that action. However, the rumour is that they youth said they were disappointed with the administration of the MCE and the MP,” Frank Asare stated.
Source: Daily Guide
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