The Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Mr. Emmanuel Kyeremateng Agyarko, has said the youth that attacked the administrative offices of the Tamale Teaching Hospital is not a New Patriotic Party group as reported.
According to Emmanuel Kyeremateng Agyarko, the NPP-affiliated ‘Kandahar boys’ have issued a statement to deny their involvement in the August 13 attack.
“I have seen a statement issued by the Kandahar boys denying their involvement…” the MP told Roland Walker on the AM Show on the Joy News channel on Multi TV Tuesday.
The youth group stormed the office of the Chief Executive of Tamale Teaching Hospital in the Northern Regional capital Monday morning and dragged him [CEO] out of the office and placed the premises under lock and key.
They cited incompetence and abuse of office for their action.
According to the youth, Dr David Kolbila has established a number of companies which he is using to lobby for supplies to the hospital.
They are demanding the removal of the Chief Executive and have sworn to come back to ‘evict’ any replacement from the President who is not “correct”.
“…we the youth, we go with truth…any other person that the President will appoint or nominate and that person is not correct, I swear heaven and earth we will come back to sack that person,” one of them told Joy News.
A day after the attack which was reported to be orchestrated by the Kandahar boys, Mr Agyarko has denied same and has called on the police to clamp down on the attackers and make them face the law.
“Why do you want to say they are NPP boys, their faces are there [shown in a video] they aren’t masked…let the police arrest them,” he said.
He added that even if the youth were affiliated to any political party, that should not stop the police from going after them.
He also noted that the President has said on many occasions that the police should crack the whip on such groups no matter who they are or are affiliated with.
Not the first time
MP for Odododiodoo, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye who was also on the show recounted that this isn’t the first time an attack of the sort is happening under the NPP government.
Recounting the NPP-affiliated Delta Forces’ attack on a court in Kumasi and the capture of a toll booth in the capital Accra, Mr Vanderpuye noted that such attacks were repetitive since the party came to power.