TaTU TESCON suspends NPP activities; demand apology from minister over arrest of president

By Fuseini Safianu II Contributor
NPP Agoni Elijah addressing the press
AUG 11, 2022 LISTEN
Agoni Elijah addressing the press

The student wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) known as Tertiary Students Confederacy (TESCON) of Tamale Technical University (TaTU) branch has suspended all its activities related to the party on campus.

This was disclosed at a press conference held by the group on the TaTU campus today Thursday, August 11.

They are demanding an unqualified apology from the Northern Regional Minister Alhaji Alhassan Saani and the entire NPP executives over the arrest of the TESCON president yesterday.

Speaking to journalists on behalf of the group, Agoni Elijah described the arrest of the president as "unlawful", saying it could be likened to a kidnap.

"We as TESCON members TaTU chapter, wish to express our displeasure and disgust of unlawful arrest of our industrious president on Wednesdays, 10th August, 2022. We wish to state categorically that, the arrest was despicable, unconstitutional, illegal and could be likened to a kidnap," Master Agoni said.

The group said the allegations that the TESCON president led his colleagues to attack a UDS female student identified as Alia Mohammed was a calculated attempt to tarnish his reputation.

"This unlawful arrest was orchestrated by the regional minister, Alhaji Saani Alhassan since his car was used to perpetrate the illegality. We want to bring to the notice of the party that if TESCON members continue to be subjected to this inhumane treatment, we will be forced to suspend party activities on TaTU campus. We however call on members to stand down on party activities", the group noted.

They indicated that for the intervention of the Assin Central MP, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, National Chairman Stephen Ntim and the party's National Organiser, their colleague would have stayed in the police cells.