Rawlings: “A strong message has to be sent.”
Former President Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has called for the arrest and prosecution of all involved in the acts of violence that have plagued the Talensi constituency by-election.
President Rawlings said news of the situation in Talensi was a matter of grave concern and the law enforcement agencies should act with dispatch to apprehend all those known to have participated in the acts of violence, assault, shooting and vandalism.
“A strong message has to be sent to persons intent on institutionalizing violence, especially during election periods. And the security agencies should enforce the law without fear or favour and without any political bias whatsoever,” the former President stated.
There was tension in Talensi following a clash between the ruling NDC’s “Azorka Boys” and the opposition NPP’s “Bolga Bull Dogs” who were both monitoring the ongoing by-election in the constituency.
The clashes reportedly resulted in the injury of some individuals from both sides of the political divide including NPP first vice chairman Freddie Blay.