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Remain Calm; No Need For Conflicts – Mahama Tells Northern Region NDC

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Former President John Mahama has called on the supporters of the National Democratic Congress in and around the Northern Regional capital Tamale to remain calm in their dealings devoid of attacks in connection to peace making.

This follows the recent reports of violence and infighting among party members in the region.

Recently, vigilante group in Tamale, the Al Qaida, alleged to be affiliated with the opposition NDC attacked some executives of the party holding a “secret” meeting at a hotel which got the Regional Secretary damaged.

The meeting was to be chaired by the party’s regional secretary, who is said to have fallen out with the Regional chairman since their elections months ago.

Division among the executives has grown damaging relationship between the chairman and secretary, resulting in the establishment of camps.

The confusion occurred when the chairman allegedly appointed members of his own secretariat which appeared to have the similar roles as some of the elected executives.

However, in a press release signed by spokesperson of the Former President, James Agyenim-Boateng, John Mahama called for calm and advocated for dialogue to resolve the impasse.

The former president who is seeking re-election to lead the NDC into 2020 polls as flagbearer also announced ongoing talks with MPs within the affected areas to bring lasting solution to the issues.

The NDC is gearing up to elect its flag bearer in November, as part of the party’s preparations towards the 2020 presidential and parliament elections.

About twelve persons, including Mr Mahama, have filed to contest for that position in the main opposition party.

Mr Mahama has been tipped as the favourite to win the polls given his stature as a former president of Ghana and former leader of the party.

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