…But Minister brokers peace

Mr Eric Opoku, Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, has called for a ceasefire to internal wrangling amongst factions and splinter groups within the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region.

Two main groups, the Bashaka and Motor Riders in the NDC, whose constant infighting and subsequent locking of the party office at Kumasi, led to the sacking of Mr Samuel Sarpong, the Ashanti Regional Minister, and the Deputy Regional Minister, Mr Joseph Yamin, have resolved to smoke the peace pipe.

Mr Opoku, who is acting Ashanti Regional Minister, organised a meeting on Tuesday to iron out the differences between the factions in the NDC in Kumasi.

Regional party executives, metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives, serial callers, taskforces, members of Bashaka and Motor Riders aired their grievances at the meeting, resolved to desist from causing any trouble.

The Bashaka and Motor Riders have complained that their expectations in terms of jobs, logistical and financial support have not been met.

However, Mr Opoku said he could not work with a divided front, and called on Ashanti Region NDC executives to mend the cracks in the party, so that the NDC can meet the one million votes target in Ashanti in 2016, set by the President.

He asked the executives to organise meetings for executives of the 47 NDC constituencies every two weeks, to consolidate peace in the party.

The Ashanti Regional Communications Officer, Samed Akalilu, told Luv News, that the factions and party executives have resolved to work together.

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