The largest opposition party in Ghana; the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is calling for the arrest of National Youth Organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP); Henry Nana Boakye.
The NDC is incensed because Henry Nana Boakye allegedly hit NDC’s National Communications Officer; Sammy Gyamfi in the studio of Asempa FM during a political discussion yesterday.
A Press Conference held Friday, National Youth Organizer of the NDC, George Opare Addo said the party condemns the assault on Sammy Gyamfi and went ahead to insist that Nana Boakye be arrested within 24 hours. The NDC says if the National Youth Organizer of the NPP is not arrested within their stipulated time, they would mobilize themselves to “seek justice” for their National Communication Officer.
They also accuse President Akufo Addo of being responsible for the lawlessness the country has witnessed since the NPP assumed power in 2017. They say Nana Akufo Addo and his appointees cannot be trusted to guarantee the safety of the ordinary Ghanaian. “He is the worst leader this country has ever had” they stressed.
They say though the NDC is not a violent party, there is a limit to their patience in the face of the ongoing violent incidents reported on their members.
The NDC also wants multimedia to take Henry Nana Boakye off their programmes to serve as a deterrent to others who might want to tow the same line.
The NDC say they withdrew from the just ended Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election due to unmitigated violence allegedly sponsored by the ruling party.
Former President John Mahama who was on a campaign tour of the Volta region had to cut through his campaign to visit hospitalized members of his party who suffered violent attacks during the by-election.
The former President who was not happy with news of violence at the by-election revealed that the NDC will not hesitate to match the ruling party “boot-for-boot” in the next general elections as far as violence is concerned.
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