The constituency secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Sissala West constituency, Abdul Rauf Zini says the gruesome attack on the constituency’s Nasara coordinator, Iddrisu Walaika was politically motivated.
According to him, the victim was attacked by persons sympathetic toward an aspiring constituency chairman.
Speaking on Eyewitness News, he described the incident as unfortunate and called for the perpetrators to be dealt with.
Abdul Rauf Zini alleged that, the aspirant, one Majid, orchestrated the attack in order to advance his campaign to unseat the current constituency chairman who is seeking re-election.
“With the help of the video, we can identify about 12 persons who we know. They are supporting one Majid who apparently is the chief’s son and is aspiring to be the constituency chairman,” he said.
A group of young men attacked the Nasara Coordinator, Iddrisu Walaika and inflicted deep machete wounds on him.
The incident happened on Monday, April 18, 2022, between the hours of 11pm and 12am at Gwollu, the capital of the Sissala West district.