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We’ll resist Mahama and his ‘army’ – Akufo-Addo

Source: kasapafmonline.com

“Let the President and his army of propaganda warriors be assured that they would not succeed in their intimidation and deliberate propaganda mongering against the NPP and I,” the largest opposition leader, Nana Akufo-Addo has told his arch rival President Mahama in the wake of the attacks on his home.

A statement released by the three-time Flagbearer of the NPP said he’s taken aback the series of onslaught against his party without he(Mahama) condemning it.

“Unfortunately, these savage attacks against our party activists, have gone unpunished, with the perpetrators of these acts walking free. We have protested the apparently selective manner in which the law is being applied against those perceived to be political opponents of the current government. The police have looked on unconcerned, and the President of the land has not, on a single occasion, condemned any of these brutal acts by his Ministers.” Nana Addo said.

Against the backdrop of the skirmishes Sunday, Mr. Akufo-Addo said it is not surprising that “NDC footsoldiers have become emboldened to extend these attacks to all parts of the country.”

“One would, ordinarily, have treated it as a one-off spectacle, in spite of the nature of the attack. However, my 4-day tour of the Brong Ahafo Region, has revealed a rather disturbing trend, leading up to this year’s elections.

“In Sankore, on Thursday, October 10, I witnessed, at firsthand, the open brutalization of NPP members. Prior to my visit, two NPP members had been brutally murdered by NDC thugs. The scars of intimidation and assault by thugs recruited by Hon. Eric Opoku, MP for the constituency and Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, are still evident. In Asutifi South, a few kilometres away, another Minister in President Mahama’s government, Hon. Collins Dauda, MP, is also perpetrating violence against his own constituents. Ghanaians heard on the radio comments made by the brother of Hon. Collins Dauda to the effect that he kills people on a daily basis.” the statement said.

There was chaos at the Nima residence of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Flagbearer, Nana Akufo Addo, after an NDC group clashed with security personnel guarding the former Attorney General’s home.

According to information gathered by Kasapafmonline.com the NDC supporters who were on a Regional health walk which President Mahama was expected to be part of, upon reaching the residence of Nana Akufo, unprovoked, started throwing stones and bottles into the NPP leader’s house.

The action by the NDC group was met with fierce resistance as security guards of Nana Akufo Addo sensing danger responded with warning shots, dispersing the NDC supporters in the process.

Some NPP supporters who heard of the incident also rushed to Nana Akufo Addo’s residence to offer backup for the security detail who reports said were being overpowered by the milling crowd.

But the Nima police intervened to restore law and order. Police investigations are however undeway after the incident.

Below is the full statement published

AKUFO-ADDO CONDEMNS ATTACKS ON HIS RESIDENCE, URGES CALM

Sunday, November 13, 2016, was a sad day in our nation’s history. On that day, the Ghanaian people saw a most unbecoming sight: the home of the leader of Ghana’s biggest opposition party being attacked by supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress government.

One would, ordinarily, have treated it as a one-off spectacle, in spite of the nature of the attack. However, my 4-day tour of the Brong Ahafo Region, has revealed a rather disturbing trend, leading up to this year’s elections.

In Sankore, on Thursday, October 10, I witnessed, at firsthand, the open brutalization of NPP members. Prior to my visit, two NPP members had been brutally murdered by NDC thugs. The scars of intimidation and assault by thugs recruited by Hon. Eric Opoku, MP for the constituency and Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, are still evident. In Asutifi South, a few kilometres away, another Minister in President Mahama’s government, Hon. Collins Dauda, MP, is also perpetrating violence against his own constituents. Ghanaians heard on the radio comments made by the brother of Hon. Collins Dauda to the effect that he kills people on a daily basis.

Unfortunately, these savage attacks against our party activists, have gone unpunished, with the perpetrators of these acts walking free. We have protested the apparently selective manner in which the law is being applied against those perceived to be political opponents of the current government. The police have looked on unconcerned, and the President of the land has not, on a single occasion, condemned any of these brutal acts by his Ministers.

Is it then a surprise that NDC footsoldiers have become emboldened to extend these attacks to all parts of the country?

For us in the NPP, the peace of the nation, as well as the consolidation of our democratic governance are not negotiable. We urge all political parties and Ghanaians committed to promoting peace and deepening our democracy to work with us in securing these ends. Ghanaian democrats, no matter their party affiliation, should stand shoulder to shoulder to defend and promote the aims of our democratic Republic, that also include standing up against the bully.
Let the President and his army of propaganda warriors be assured that they would not succeed in their intimidation and deliberate propaganda mongering against the NPP and I.

We shall continue to believe in Ghana. We will muster the necessary courage to defend democratic Ghana and continue in our peaceful quest to win power in 2016 and bring back hope and opportunities to the people of Ghana, irrespective of their politics, creed, ethnicity, region, religion, age, gender or social status.

……signed……
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
2016 NPP Presidential Candidate

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