Alhaji Suleman Brempong, on his sick bed
The misunderstanding that led to the beating of Alhaji Suleman Brempong, the main opposition National Democratic Congress’ secretary to the party’s Techiman South Constituency in the Bono Region, was as a result of some party faithful believed to be supporters of the Constituency Chairman, Ahmed Nufhawa, parading themselves as incoming executives and doing the job of elected officers.
According to Issah Mahamadu, the NDC Communications Officer for Techiman South, there are plans cooked by the Constituency Chairman and his cohorts to oust the elected officers who, he believes, are not on his side.
He said these schemes led to the build-up to some thugs beating up the Constituency Secretary at a meeting organised by the Constituency Chairman.
Alhaji Mahamadu assigned these reasons to the fracas when he spoke on Accra100.5FM’s morning show Ghana Yensom hosted by Kwame Appiah Kubi on Thursday, 25 November 2021.
He mentioned the individuals who have been parading themselves as incoming executives, with the support of the Constituency Chairman, as Abdul Hamid Zakaria, Daniel Mensah, Kape, Owusu Kumah, and Auntie Merri among others.
He said these individuals rain insults on the current elected executives at the least opportunity.
He said these individuals, with the support of the Constituency Chairman, hold and steer party meetings.
“These people hold parallel meetings while the elected officers of the party sit aloof,” he stated.
Earlier, the Techiman South Secretary to the party, Mr Suleman Twih Brempong, was allegedly attacked by a group of men during a Constituency executive meeting at Tanoso, a suburb of Techiman, on Tuesday, in the full glare of almost all constituency executives.
According to the Techiman South NDC Constituency Communications Officer, Hajj Tanko, who was present at the scene, the thugs were sent by Techiman South NDC Chairman Nuhu Saliu Faawa to attack the Constituency Secretary.
He further alleged that it was a “planned thing.”
The cause of the attack remains unclear.
Sources, however, say the attack may be linked to an incident within the Techiman South NDC during the 2020 general elections.