The Northern Region 1st Vice Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC), Alhaji Rufai Vielim, has been arrested by police in Tamale. His arrest is in connection with an attack on the party’s regional office by some irate youth on Tuesday, August 23.
It was alleged that he influenced the youth to besiege the office, leading to the destruction of party properties amidst gunshots. Alhaj Rufai Vielim is reported to have objected to the decision of the NDC’s Regional Executive Committee to endorse Mr. Ali Adolf as the acting regional chairman. The irate youth’s action, which was captured on camera, was in protest of the party’s leadership decision in appointing Ali Adolf as the acting regional chairman following the passing of glory of the late regional chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Mobila.
According to the youth, appointing Ali Adolf as the acting regional chairman of the NDC is an attempt by the regional executives to relegate the First Regional Vice Chairman, Alhaji Rufai Vellim, to the background.