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Madina Candidate Escapes Death Plot by Rival Party

Prince Moses Zakaria accuses NDC of planning to kill him to pave way for incumbent MP

by Motoni Olodun

A shocking assassination plot against an independent candidate for Madina has been exposed by the Ghana Police Service. Prince Moses Zakaria, who is challenging the incumbent MP Francis Xavier Sosu of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), said he received credible intelligence that a group of NDC supporters led by the constituency chairman, Alhaji Faila Hua Schools, planned to kill him.

Zakaria, a former NDC member who defected to run as an independent candidate, said he had faced several attacks from the NDC since he announced his intention to contest the Madina seat. He cited two incidents where he and his campaign team were assaulted by the NDC chairman and his men at the Nkwantanang cluster of schools, and where his younger brother was attacked by armed men.

He said he lodged formal complaints with the Madina Divisional Command of the Ghana Police Service and the traditional and religious leaders in the area. He also said he had been assured by the police that investigations were ongoing and that the culprits would be brought to justice.

Zakaria said the motive of the plot was to eliminate him from the race and clear the way for Sosu, who is seeking a second term as the MP for Madina. He said he was determined to contest the seat and serve the people of Madina, who he claimed were dissatisfied with the performance of the NDC.

He appealed to his family, friends, supporters, and law enforcement agencies to hold the NDC chairman and his cohorts responsible if anything untoward happened to him or his relatives. He also urged the public to remain calm and vigilant as the December 7 elections approach.

Zakaria’s allegations have been denied by the NDC chairman, who said they were baseless and fabricated to tarnish his image and that of the party. He said he had no reason to harm Zakaria, whom he described as his brother and friend. He said he was ready to cooperate with the police to clear his name and expose the lies of Zakaria.

The Madina constituency is one of the hotspots for the upcoming parliamentary elections, as it is expected to witness a tight contest between the NDC and the New Patriotic Party (NPP), as well as the independent candidate. In the 2016 elections, Sosu defeated the then-NPP candidate, Boniface Abubakar Saddique, by a margin of over 16,000 votes.

Political analysts have predicted that Zakaria could split the votes of the NDC and give the NPP an advantage in the race. However, some residents have expressed support for Zakaria, saying he represents a fresh and independent voice for Madina.

Despite the tension and violence that have marred some parts of the country ahead of the elections, many Ghanaians are hopeful that the polls will be peaceful and credible, and that the will of the people will prevail.

Source: GhanaWeb

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