…Charges him to act swiftly to restore sanity
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has condemned the dastardly and barbaric lynching of a serving Captain of Ghana’s revered Armed Forces and asked President Akufo-Addo to act swiftly to restore sanity in the country.
In a statement issued and signed by the General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the NDC said it blames the heinous and callous lynching of Captain Mahama at the doorstep of President Akufo-Addo because ever since President John Dramani Mahama and the NDC handed over a peaceful Ghana to President Akufo-Addo’s NPP on the 7th January, 2017 the nation has known no peace.
“Under the direct supervision of President Akufo-Addo, the state has watched and sponsored its goon squads to unleash wanton mayhem on innocent Ghanaians.
“From the beating up of a serving Police Officer at the Flagstaff House, to the beating up of a Regional Security Coordinator, the disruption of a court process, the burning of toll booths and the molestation of civil servants, the lawless Culture Of Impunity has now reached the doorstep of the Ghana Armed Forces,” it revealed.
According General Mosquito, they will be compelled to engage in a legitimate social revolution to protest the inability of President Akufo-Addo to protect the good people of this country if the level of impunity persists.
“If it is the case that President Akufo-Addo has come to the realisation that he is unable to manage the affairs of State, he should do the honourable thing and resign so we get a more Competent Leader to lead Kwame Nkrumah’s Ghana,” he said.
Mr. Asiedu Nketia reiterated that the NDC shall “resist oppressors’ rule with all our will and might forevermore” since President Akufo-Addo’s “All die be die” despicable style of leadership shall not be allowed to fester.
The party further expressed its heartfelt sympathy to the Chief of Defense Staff, all his Officers and Men and the widow, children, parents, and family of the late Captain Maxwell Mahama, an officer and a gentleman.
Meanwhile the Christian Council of Ghana has also added their voice to condemn the recent incidents of mob action against state institutions and security agencies.
The General Secretary of the Christian Council, Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni Frimpong, told journalists in Accra that the gruesome murder of a military officer, Capt. Maxwell Adam Mahama, by residents of Diaso in the Denkyira-Obuasi District in the Central Region, threatens public safety.
“We are witnessing a trend of emerging culture of violence and we consider that to be a threat to good governance and public safety,” Dr. Opuni-Frimpong said.
Capt. Mahama was an officer of the 5th Infantry Battalion and was said to have been on his daily jogging routine on Monday when he was lynched by some residents of Diaso.
He had been deployed there as part of some anti-illegal mining operation.
The residents claimed Captain Mahama was an armed robber as he was in mufti at the time.
Reports said he was armed with a gun while jogging, and residents who saw him with the gun raised an alarm, attracting some of the youth in the community who attacked and killed him.