A recent attack on the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Johnson Aseidu Nketiah, by some unidentified gunmen during a return trip to Accra from Kumasi on the highways has caused some leading members of the opposition party the NDC to raise serious concerns about the deteriorating nature of security in the country.
While majority consider the attack as a politically motivated one hence the need for the security agencies to as a matter of urgency get to the bottom of the issue in order to apprehend those behind such callous act, others also believe that its speaks largely to the issue of the ascendency of lawlessness in the country.
The National Organizer of National Democratic Congress, Kofi Adams, told this paper that the attack on the party’s general secretary is another testimony to the general lawlessness that has engulfed the Ghanaian society which is being perpetuated by the some leading government officials without any regard to any lawful process.
“It’s clear that the general security situation in the country is not a healthy one and even we’ve had quite a number of leading statesmen, including former President Kufuor, and former Chief of Defense Staff, Brigadier General Nunoo-Mensah, have made comments and expressed concern at the declining nature of security in the country. And so there is so much lawlessness ongoing at the very high level of the country’s governance structure where members and supporters of the ruling party are noted for taking the laws into their own hands without regard to any lawful process. And trust me this is very disturbing,” he said.
On Monday August 28, Mr. Asiedu Nketia, aka General Mosquito, was attacked at Suhum in the Eastern Region on a return trip to Accra from Kumasi by unknown gunmen who had their faces hidden by masks driving a Toyota Tundra vehicle with registration number GT 66612.
According to Mr. Adams, it is about time the ruling NPP government took matters relating to the safety of the nation seriously since its effects can either impact negatively or positively on the economy.
“They have to take our security serious, because for every country to be prosperous, security place a crucial role in its development. If security issue isn’t going well it slows down everything. Ghana was noted for its strong security network system some years ago but now the story isn’t the same. Now we are bombarded with to too many warnings, especially from foreign missions in Ghana to their respective citizens about several security alerts in Ghana,”
The NDC National Organizer however didn’t rule out any political motive behind the said attack and noted that the NDC will not stop at anything to ensure that those behind such barbaric act will be dealt with, in accordance with the law.
“We are a political party much concerned about the incident because the person in question is no less a person within our party, so our first focus is to look at the political angle and after that we will consider other angles, and we are not at fault for doing that,” he intimated.