Bawku West: NPP supporters vandalise party office over DCE appointment

Angry supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Bawku West Constituency in the Upper East Region on Tuesday evening vandalised their party office and some departmental offices in the Zebilla district over the alleged appointment of one Madam Victoria Ayamba as the Chief Executive of the area.

Even though the president is yet to announce his nominees for Municipal and District Chief Executives, the group alleged that Madam Ayamba, who doubles as the constituency women’s organiser, circulating on social media, is believed to be the choice of President Nana Akufo-Addo nominees for the job.

The group said, Patrick Ayamba, assembly member for Teshie, a suburb of Zebilla and a businessman is their best bet for the job and will resist any other appointment by President Akufo-Addo.



The angry youth vandalized the party office and use the wood used in roofing the structure to burn lorry tyres on the Zebilla-Bolgatanga road causing traffic for over two hours.

Vehicles coming from Bawku to Bolga and the vice visa had to divert through other routes onto the main road ahead of where the set the tyres blazing of the road.

They also destroyed the community development department, social welfare office, Non-formal office, Youth Employment Agency office and the clients unit office of the Bawku West district assembly.

But Constituency Secretary Daniel Atampuba told Citi News, a meeting will be convened to quickly address the situation.

All the three aspirants in the race have contributed to the success of the party and that party members should support whoever the president appoints for the job.

“….Besides all the three aspirants including Victory Ayamba are party members and are playing their roles to the success of the party. whoever emerges as the District chief executive fair well but they should understand that it is not about an individual interest it’s about the interest of the whole constituency so one person cannot say that, if he/she doesn’t become the DCE then no one should become”

The Bawku Divisional police commander, Chief Superintendent Yao Tettegah told Citi News a joint military-police team has put the situation was under control with no casualties.

By: Frederick Awuni/






Published on 26 April 2017 | 10:31 am at Source