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NER: PC is using state vehicles for registration purposes; NDC Alleges.

Leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Northeast region has revealed it has spotted at least four Ghana National Service Scheme branded vehicles in the Gambaga/Nalerigu and Yagaba/Kubori constituencies and Mallam-Attah, in the Greater Accra region.

Three of the vehicles with registration numbers GV 151-14, GV 144-14, and GV 1718-14 were on Sunday July 2 spotted at registration centres in the Yagaba-Kubori constituency at registration centres either conveying or dropping off passengers.

“The vehicles were spotted in Tantala in the Yagaba/Kubori constituency offloading registrants” Mr. Imoro Abdul-Razak, North East Regional Communication officer of the National Democratic Congress revealed.

“Another vehicle from the pool of the Scheme with registration number GV 127- 14 had earlier been spotted at Mallam Atta, in Accra loading people to the Yagaba/Kubori constituency”, the NDC added.

They have indicated the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Service Scheme Mr. Mustapha Yussif is flouting the public office law by taking advantage of his position by using state property for personal gains.

“It’s quite worrying how state funds are being squandered by appointees of this government”.

Mustapha Yussif Kubori is the Parliamentary Candidate of the New Patriotic Party in the Yagaba-Kubori Constituency in the 2020 General Elections. He is contesting the seat for the second time after losing the seat in 2016 to the incumbent Ibrahim Abdul-rauf Tanko of the National Democratic Congress.

In a related development, Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Northeast region Mr. Ibrahim Tia has accused the Northeast Regional Minister Solomon Boar for busing people to the region to partake in the registration exercise.

According to Mr.Tia, a youtong bus with registration number GN 7896-13 departed from Tamale at about 08:00 pm Saturday July 4, conveying passengers and arrived in Nalerigu at about 12:30 am Sunday morning for the registration.

A picture of some of the passengers the NDC alleges were bused to centres to partake in the ongoing mass registration by the EC in the Yagaba-Kubori constituency.

As part of protocols, “registrants are expected to meet with the Northeast Regional minister Hon. Solomon Boar”, the regional scribe further stated.

The NDC has described as “unlawful”, the act by the minister who is also the Member of Parliament for the Bunkpuru-Yunyoo Constituency.

The executives of the NDC revealed they will deploy all means available to stop the use of state vehicles for private purposes.

“The NDC in the North East Region is however ready to challenge this with all the means available at their disposal”.

They have also called on civil society organizations to rise against these acts of wasting state resources by government appointees.

www.zamireports.com could not establish contact with both the CEO of the Ghana National Service Scheme Mustaph Yussif  and the Northeast Regional Minister Solomon Boar to ascertain the truth or otherwise of these claims.

By Issifu Mahama Mashood|www.zamireports.com|Walewale.


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