The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Communication Officer for the Savannah Region Malik Basintale has said that President Nana Akufo-Addo’s political persecution of a Gonja Chief and former Deputy National Security Coordinator in the person Dinipewura Alhaji Osman Salifu Mimina is gross disrespect to Gonja customs and called on the Overlord of Gonja Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa (I) to stop the President.
Speaking on the morning show of Bole- based Nkilgi FM today 21st May, 2020, Malik Basintale said he does not think President Akufo-Addo can imprison an Asante or Akyem Chief but has decided to imprison a Gonja Chief just to feel proud that he has imprisoned a Chief from Gonja where his opponent former President John Dramani Mahama hails from.
According to Malik Basintale President Akufo-Addo will not be far from imprisoning the King and Overlord of Gonja (Yagnonwura) if he gets the opportunity and so Gonjaland must rise up and protest.
The Savannah Region NDC Communication Officer said they have decided to petition the Yagbonwura to call President Nana Akufo-Addo to order on many issues and to possible stop President Akufo-Addo from ever stepping foot in the Savannah Region because he has nothing to offer the Region.
Mr Basintale said the NDC gave the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government 48 hours to add the Savannah Region to list of the 88 Districts hospitals to be built across Ghana. He said they expected the two towns that were hurriedly added to a fake list to be added to the original list that has been forwarded to Parliament but that has not been done.
Meanwhile Malik Basintale disclosed to Bole based Nkilgi FM that the NDC party led by their Regional Executives in the Savannah Region are on their way to the Yagbonwura’s palace today Thursday 21st May, 2020 to present a petition over what they said is President Akufo-Addo’s neglect of the Savannah region and his political persecution of a Gonja Chief.
The NDC in their petition will also call on the Yagbonwura to boycott activities of President Akufo-Addo over denial of District hospitals.