December 10, 2015

Minister of Roads and Highways and Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini has asked his supporters to remain calm and not initiate retaliatory attacks, following yesterday’s violence in parts of the constituency.

Tension heightened in the Northern regional capital of Tamale yesterday as supporters of Engineer Seidu Ibrahim who contested the incumbent MP in the just ended NDC parliamentary primaries burnt car tyres on the streets and set billboards belonging to Hon. Inusah Fuseini on fire.

Their criminal actions was informed by an allegation that Alhaji Tanko, Seidu had lost his job as an engineer at the Ghana Feeder Roads after the NDC race and the aggrieved supporters felt he was being witch hunted by the Roads and Highways Minister.

But speaking to Fiifi Banson on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.3 FM Hon. Inusah Fuseini condemned the criminal and unruly behavior of supporters, adding that few miscreants must not be allowed to take the constituency hostage and therefore urged the police to arrest the perpetrators.

“We have over the years worked tirelessly to bring development and improve the image of the area. We shuld not allow such indisciplined persons to act with impunity.”

On the issue of Alhaji Tanko, Seidu allegedly losing his job, Hon. Inusah Fuseini stated that he was only responsible for the transfer of the former from the Ghana Road Fund to the Department of Feeder Roads, a decision he insisted was not an act of punishment against his competitor but purely an administrative policy.

He added that he is not a vindictive person and as a good lawyer he will not act in contravention of the law.

“It was not an orchestration, I moved 20 people to other units under the Ministry including his (Alhaji Tanko, Seidu’s) boss. I had every justification to transfer Engineer Seidu Ibrahim. The law allows that to be done, everyone who works in the Civil and Public Service like Engineer Seidu Ibrahim is aware of that.” Anim