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16.12.2004 General News

CPP leadership visits Mobila's family

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Tamale, Dec. 16, GNA - Dr Edmund Delle, National Chairman of the Convention People's Party (CPP), on Wednesday appealed to the family and sympathisers of the late Issah Mobila, Northern Regional Chairman of the CPP to maintain the calm in the Metropolis for the law to take its due course.

He said they should accept Alhaji Mobila's death as natural and regard him as a sacrificial lamb used as a means of paving the way for a lasting peace in Dagbon and in the Northern Region as a whole. Dr Delle said this when he led a delegation of CPP leadership to console the family and sympathisers of the late Mobila in Tamale on Wednesday.

The delegation included Mr Albert Atutiga, a leading Member of the CPP, Mr Emmanuel Nabila, Ashanti Regional Youth Organiser of the party and other leaders of the party in the Northern Region. Dr Delle said Mobila's death should unite the people of Dagbon rather than further divide them since the late Issah did not belong to any of the feuding Gates in the Dagbon crisis.

He said the late Mobila was a committed member of the CPP representing peace and unity in the country and his death should not bring division.

He told the family that he had interacted with the Northern Regional Minister, Mr Ernest Debrah and the Northern Regional Police Commander, Mr Ephraim Barakatu about Mobila's death and that their response indicated that they were all committed to unravel the truth from the investigations that were underway.

Dr Delle accused politicians particularly the NDC for not visiting Tamale to access the situation on the ground but rushing into what he described as "unnecessary press conferences" and claiming the late Mobila as one of their members, which was bound to throw dust into the eyes of the public.

Mr Albert Atutiga, a leading member of the CPP said there would be absolute peace in Dagbon if politicians stopped commenting on trivial issues in the area.

He reiterated his call for calm in the Region and the Metropolis so that the curfew and the state of emergency would not be re-imposed for lasting peace to prevail in Dagbon.

Alhaji Issah Modoo, Moshies Imam in Tamale, who received the delegation, said although the family received the news of Mobila's death with grief they had accepted the death as "A home call" and would not do anything to disturb the peace in the Metropolis.

He appealed to politicians to leave the matter to rest in the hands of the security personnel appointed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to investigate so that fresh confusion would not be sparked in Dagbon over Mobila's death.

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