The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Upper West Region has launched a desperate appeal to the police to arrest and prosecute the suspects who killed the late Chairman of the Daffiama-Busie-Issa Constituency.
The late Richard Bayiviele Puolabong was shot and killed by unknown assailants on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, while returning home from official duties in the constituency.
Many believed the incident was politically motivated, but police in the Upper West Region are yet to establish the cause of the untimely death.
In a statement, however, the NDC says enough has not been done to get the culprits to book since the incident happened a year ago.
“Our pains have really exacerbated because justice has since not been delivered. One year on, justice has since not been served. It is a very grievous precedent in the Region,” the party lamented while describing the incident as a “great irreplaceable loss.”
The party further stated: “We still demand justice from our security agencies. We need to be told the state of investigation and efforts put in place to bring the perpetrators to book. It is said that, justice delayed is justice denied. We believe something better can be done!”
Read full statement below:
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS
A STATEMENT IN MEMORY OF LATE CHAIRMAN RICHARD BAYIVIELE POOLABONG
It is a difficult moment, releasing a statement this day, 8th May, 2020. This day has left an irrecoverable scar in the National Democratic Congress in the Daffiama-Bussie-Issa and the entire Upper West Region. This was a day, our beloved and cherished Constituency Chairman, Richard Bayiviele Poolabong suffered the brunt of wicked and heartless unscrupulous people. We have since been left devastated and it has been difficult without him.
Late Chairman Puolabong worked relentlessly for the National Democratic Congress in the Daffiama-Bussie-Issa constituency. His love for the party is a public testimony. He followed this love till he was brutally murdered while on his line of duty for the party.
Remembering him on this dark and cloudy day, we condole with the family of our indefatigable late chairman and the entire NDC fraternity for the great irreplaceable lost. May his humble soul rest in the bosom of the lord. Amen!
We wish to thank everybody especially leadership of the National Democratic Congress both at the Regional and National level, who have been our solace in these trying times. We shall continue all the good works he left behind and his legacy shall continue to be a living spirit within the rank and file of the party.
Our pains have really exacerbated because justice has since not been delivered. One year on, justice has since not been served. It is a very grievous precedent in the Region. We still demand justice from our security agencies. We need to be told the state of investigation and efforts put in place to bring the perpetrators to book. It is said that, justice delayed is justice denied. We believe something better can be done!
We urge the family and the NDC fraternity to continue to keep calm, pray for the soul of our late Chairman, father, husband and friend as we continue to demand justice for him.
We shall dedicate the whole of this month remembering and praying for him.
Once again, may his humble soul rest in perfect peace.
By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH