22 June 2005
Alabira replaces Mobila as CPP Chairman
Accra, June 14, GNA-
The Convention Peoples Party (CPP), has appointed Mr Ibrahim Alabira, former Member of Parliament for Mion, in the Northern Region, as the acting Regional Chairman of the Party. He replaces the late Alhaji Issah Mohammed, alias Alhaji Issah Mobila, who was allegedly murdered by three soldiers at the Kamina Barracks of the Sixth Battalion of Infantry in Tamale, on December 9, last year, on suspicion of hoarding arms illegally.
Mr. Alidu Mahama, parliamentary candidate of the CPP for Damongo-Daboya, in Election 2004 has also been elected as acting Vice- Chairman. A letter issued by Mr Alhassan Mahama, the Regional Secretary of the Party, said the decision was taken during an emergency meeting of the Regional Executive on May 24.
"Honourable Ibrahim Alabira is therefore, hereby authorised to attend meetings of the Central Committee of the party and take up all other responsibilities of the office of Regional Chairman," the letter said. A Regional Congress will ratify the two appointments.
A District Magistrate's Court in Tamale has committed the three soldiers charged with the murder of Alhaji Mobila to stand trial at a High Court. They are Corporal Yaw Appiah, Private Eric Modzaka and Private Seth Goka.