Sofo Azoka Knows Nothing About Elections Except Noise and Violence-NPP
The NPP Savannah regional Chairman, Alhaji Sulemana Iddrisu (a.k.a Proff Kalamonia) has said that Sofo Azoka, the first deputy National Chairman of the opposition NDC, is exhibiting total ignorance about the importance of research to elections.
‘ It’s clear he (Azoka) knows nothing about elections except noise and violence. He must be educated that data collection or research is normal for a serious political party. It is normal for data collection and the NPP in the region will continue the data collection exercise unabated”
The NPP chairman said this at a press conference on Monday, 17th August, 2020, Damongo.
He explained that few days ago, the NDC first National Vice Chairman, Mr Sofo Azoka, was seen on social media video inciting members of the NDC to attack members of the NPP going round collecting data in the Savannah region.
Proff Kalamonia said this is a “clear indication that the NDC has seen defeat across the Savannah region ahead of the elections and have no alternative than to run for cover up from their national executives”.
The NPP believes that data collection is a routine exercise by all political parties. The NPP believes in the importance of data for elections purposes especially, the 2020 general elections.
” Data rules the world and that is what we believe in. We never prevented any political party from collecting data and see no reason why thugs of the NDC will go round attacking members of the NPP assigned to collect data, ransacked his room and took away all his valuables including data collection booklets”.
Nonetheless, the NPP in the region will not seat unconcern for the ” NDC who are known to be shedding blood to cause mayhem in our region and vow to deal ruthlessly with anyone who comes after any of our supporters”, he added.
The NPP wonders why it has to take a ” National Executive, Sofo Azoka, to come and exhibit his ignorance on this matter in the manner he did”, when the party has Regional Executives ?
Proff Kalamonia warned that violence is not the preserve of anyone. He said the “empty Azoka must also be told that violence is not his preserve. We can all choose to misbehave in the manner he is threatening to kill people in President Akufo-Addo’s newly created Savannah region but we cherish the people and won’t call for the killing of anyone, not even NDC members”.
The NPP has called on the security agencies to take control of the situation and arrest the perpetrators. ” We call on the security agencies to as a matter of urgency take note of the growing threats from the NDC and it’s lazy executives. We have since reported to the police on the unlawful forceful seizure of our data collection materials in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba constituency. And we are hoping for swift and immediate actions to be taken by the security authorities to bring finality to such unfortunate threats on the lives of our hard working supporters in the region, he added.
The press conference was held after the regional NPP campaign team was inaugurated by Mustapha Hamid, the deputy National Campaign Coordinator.
Proff Kalamonia was flagged by the regional Secretary, Communications Director, the Youth Organizer, the Treasurer, the regional Nasara Coordinator, deputy Secretary among other party executives.