The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has refuted claims that police in the Northern Region found an AK47 in the office of the Savelugu MP-elect, Abdulai Jacob Idriss.
Speaking at a press conference, NDC’s Northern Regional Secretary, Mohammed Abdul Salam insisted that the gun was rather found in the party’s constituency office in Savelugu.
He described the party office as an open space, where many people enter and as such the weapon found there must not be associated with the MP elect who was yet to assume office.
He emphasised that the office was opened, while party supporters jubilated after Mr Idriss was declared MP-elect, adding that anyone could sneak the weapon in to implicate him.
“The MP-elect has no office, well known to everyone, MPs operate from party offices with party executives”, he added.
Mr Salam said no NDC official was invited by the police before the search and adding that the police broke into the office without a search warrant.
“The MP-elect is, however, available on Monday, December 21, with his lawyer, to be accompanied by NDC officials to the police for his caution statement to be taken”, he said.
Mr Salam said the girl who was shot a day after the election in Savelugu was an NDC sympathiser, whose death occurred during jubilation of the party, and indicated that it was surprising that an NDC official was implicated in the murder.
He cautioned the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Constituency to abandon plans to litigate the Savelugu Constituency seat and called on the police to investigate one suspect identified as Gabbah, who was alleged to have fired gunshots targeting the MP elect, in the sight of members of the public.
The Regional Secretary said in spite of the allegations levelled against the Savelugu MP Elect, the NDC would vouch for him, as he was a royal with a clean record and, therefore, no group or individual could taint his reputation, having served in the public service for over 27 years, and without a criminal record.
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