……..To desist from politics of equalization
Mr. Yaw Boateng Gyan, the National Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has cautioned the members of the ruling party (NPP), to desist from what he calls politics of equalization which turns to lower the democratic credentials of the country.
According to him, politicians from both sides of the divide have a duty to protect and defend the peace and stability enjoyed in the country by shunning comments that support violence or acts that threaten national security.
Responding to allegations cited against him by some elements in the New Patriotic Party’s communication team, including Hopeson Adorye, that the NDC national organizer operated a vigilante group similar to that of the NPP during the past regime, Mr. Boateng Gyan, in an interview with this paper, vehemently refuted such allegations and urged the NPP communication team members to accept the fact that the conduct exhibited by vigilante thugs loyal to the ruling government is in bad taste and needs to be condemned.
He said for the NPP to seek equalization within the current state of affairs in the country would not help the situation but worsen it.
“The NPP should accept that what groups like the Delta Force and the Invincible Forces did recently in the country is not the best and needs to be condemned. The fact that this is happening under the NPP regime does not mean that we, as members of NDC, shouldn’t condemn those acts of terror and violence especially against innocent Ghanaians,” he said.
The National Organizer of the NDC hinted that during the NDC tenure in government there were no such thug groupings within its ranks and no one was ready to entertain any such act of violence from any group or persons claiming support for the party.
Barely a month ago, members of a vigilante group affiliated to the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the Delta Force, stormed the Kumasi Circuit Court and freed 13 members of their group who were facing charges of causing disturbances at the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council.
It was reported that the group vandalized some court properties, and almost assaulted the Judge, Mary Senkyire.
The judge had ruled that they be remanded to appear before court on the 20th of April, 2017 after charges of conspiracy to assault a public officer and causing unlawful damage.
The 13 were detained in connection with the group’s raiding of the Regional Coordinating Council on March 24, 2017, where they were alleged to have assaulted the newly-appointed Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator, George Adjei.
After the judge’s decision to remand the suspects, the members said they were not going to allow the ruling to stand, and demanded that the 13 leave the court with them.
The unfortunate incident carried out by the NPP thugs although received no condemnation from the government and party hierarchy, civil society organization both local and international, together with well meaning Ghanaians, both in Ghana and abroad, condemned such barbaric acts and called for urgent move by the government to intervene.
Source:therepublicnewsonline.com/ Nana Appiah Acquaye