Walewale chaos: Regional Minister’s relative accused of carrying out machete attack

fightThe New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Northern Region has accused the Regional Minister, Abdullah Abubakari, of ordering a machete attack on a supporter of the party.

Northern Regional Secretary of the NPP, Sule Salifu, says the party has picked up intelligence that a close relative of the Minister carried out the machete attack and also run over the NPP supporter with a vehicle.

The NPP on Tuesday held a press conference where they accused the NDC in the Northern Region of stockpiling arms to cause mayhem during the upcoming elections this year.

The party also said Mr Abdullah has formed a vigilante group which he uses to terrorise members of the opposition parties in the constituency.

Speaking on Top Story on Joy FM Tuesday, Mr Salifu alleged further that Mr Abdullah is using his influence to prevent the arrest of the perpetrator of the machete attack.

He said one Mustafa Zakaria, who is alleged to be “a direct brother” to the Minister attacked the NPP supporter.

“The NPP in the Northern Region is holding the Northern Regional Minister strictly and accountable to the incidents of brutalities in Walewale,” he said.

Joy News correspondents in the Northern Region say there was chaos on Saturday in the Walewale township when some supporters of the NDC and the NPP clashed, attacking each other with sharp objects and stones following a misunderstanding over the use of a particular road by one of the parties.

Reports say both parties had organized a function simultaneously in the township – a while the pro-NPP youth group ‘Bawumia Youth for Change’ was having a campaign launch, the NDC was also outdooring its youth group called ‘Zaadeeya youth group’.

In a sharp rebuttal, the Northern Regional Minister, Abdullah Abubakari, also told Top Story that the allegations against him are unfounded and are calculated to tarnish his image.

He said he has only been told that his cousin, not his brother, is involved in Saturday’s clashes.

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