The Northern Regional executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has described as hypocritical, ex-President Jerry John Rawlings’ loud silence over the murder of the late Bimbila chief, Naa Dasaana Andani.
According to the NPP Northern Regional Secretary, Sule Salifu, Mr. Rawlings was very vocal following the death of Dagbon Chief, Ya- Na during the erstwhile Kufour regime.
“Mr. Rawlings accused the NPP of hiding behind the killing so he should also come out and accuse his own party of the murder of Naa Dasaana Andani,” he stressed.
Naa Dasana Andani was allegedly attacked and murdered alongside three other family members at his palace in Bimbilla by some unknown assailants and the northern regional executives of the NPP are calling on former President Rawlings to react as he did when Ya-Naa Andani was killed.
Rawlings accused the NPP of trying prevent public resistance over the NPP’s fraudulent victory in the 2000 elections.
However, in an interview with Adom News, Sule Salifu said they expect the former president to lead the crusade to bring the culprits to book.
He believes his silence on the murder smacks of hypocrisy and double standards.
“It is now clear Mr. Rawlings did what he did just to help the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) win the 2008 elections,” he added.
On his part, the Sunyani West NPP Communications Director, Apaabeng Kyeremeh has also challenged Mr. Rawlings to come out boldly to tell Ghanaians who killed Bimbila Chief Naa Dasaana Andani as he did during the NPP era connecting the NPP with the killing.