Buipe Traditional Council stops NDC demo in Savannah Region

The Buipe Traditional Council in the Savannah Region has directed the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to halt its planned demonstration against the verdict of the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections.

The protest in collaboration with the Gonjaland Youth for Peace and Development is scheduled to come off on Monday, 21st December, 2020 at Buipe in the Central Gonja District.

A statement issued by the Neripewura, Abubakari Kipson on Friday cautioned the two groups against undermining the peaceful and security in the area.

“The chiefs of Buipe are hereby saying that they will not allow any body to come and destroy the peace that the people of Buipe are enjoying,” the statement said.

According to the Council, the area is usually busy with business activities on Mondays and therefore cannot grant permission for the two parties to hold their political activity on the said date.

It added “The two bodies can choose different days except Monday.”

But the Savannah Regional Communications Officer, Malik Basintale disclosed to TamaleOnline News’ Hafiz Iddrisu that the party has not received any official notification from the Buipewura’s Palace.

He also revealed the NDC had informed the Police and will still go ahead with their intended peacful demonstration in the area.

“As at now we haven’t received any notification from the palace. We are going on with our peaceful demonstrations on Monday.” Mr Malik Basintale stressed.

However, Neripewura Kipson indicated that the chief had sent a delegation to the district police commander to brief him about the new development

“A delegation went to the District Police Command to inform him of the intention of the chiefs in Buipe.”

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has held a series of demonstrations across the country after the Electoral Commission of Ghana chaired by Madam Jean Mensa declared Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo the winner of the 2020 Presidential elections.

Source: tamaleonline.net | Hafiz Iddrisu

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