Some youth believed to be affiliated to the New Patriotic Party(NPP) are on rampage in the yendi municipality of the Northern region as they claimed President Nana Akufo-Addo has refused to give Member of Parliament for the Yendi Constituency, Alhaji Aliu Farouk Mahama, a deputy minister job.
The youth demonstrated on principal streets of the Yendi township amidst burning of tyres and chanting of war songs to express their displeasure over the alleged snub.
They threatened to burn party properties should the presidency refuse to rescind its decision over the deputy ministerial appointment snub.
It was rumored that the Member of Parliament for the Yendi Constituency was penciled for a Deputy Ministerial position but when the list came out his name was nowhere to be found.
Some of the youth described the action of the presidency as unfortunate, saying the NPP betrayed the late Aliu Mahama and that they have turned that hatred to his son Farouk Aliu Mahama.
However, a joint military and police personnel stormed the streets of Yendi township and prevented the angry youth from causing any damages to party properties.
The Ghana Fire Service were able to put off the burning tyres as well.
Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament for the Yendi Constituency, Alhaji Aliu Farouk Mahama , wrote on his Facebook account, saying “I have learnt about some disturbances and street protest by some Yendi youth.”
“While I entreat calm among the youth of Yendi, I also charge the youth to be patient and know that the Almighty Allah is the best of designers. The President of the Republic is the ultimate appointing authority and we must all be guided by that irrevocable fact.”
FROM Eric Kombat, Yendi