The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has condemned the attack on his residence by supporters of the National Democratic Congress describing it as a sad day in the nation’s history
He said Sunday, November 13, was the day Ghanaians saw a most unbecoming sight in the country where his home was attacked by supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress government.
According to a statement signed by the flag-bearer, he said, the issue would, had ordinarily been treated as a one-off spectacle, in spite of the nature of the attack, but said, his four-day tour of the Brong-Ahafo Region had revealed a rather disturbing trend, leading up to this year’s elections.
He mentioned that in Sankore, on October 10, he witnessed, at firsthand, the open brutalisation of NPP members.
Nana Akufo Addo noted that prior to his visit, two NPP members had been brutally murdered by NDC thugs adding that the scars of intimidation and assault by thugs recruited by Mr. Eric Opoku, MP for the constituency and Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, were still evident.
In Asutifi South, a few kilometres away, he said, another Minister in President Mahama’s government, Mr. Collins Dauda, MP, was also perpetrating violence against his own constituents.
“Unfortunately, these savage attacks against our party activists have gone unpunished, with the perpetrators of these acts walking free,” he added.
He said the NPP had protested the selective manner in which the law was being applied against those perceived to be political opponents of the current government with the police looking unconcerned, and the President not condemning any of these brutal acts by his ministers.
“For us in the NPP, the peace of the nation, as well as the consolidation of our democratic governance is not negotiable. We urge all political parties and Ghanaians to be committed to promoting peace and deepening our democracy to work with us in securing these ends.”
He said the NPP would continue to believe in Ghana and muster the necessary courage to defend democratic Ghana and continue in their peaceful quest to win power in 2016 to bring back hope and opportunities to the people of Ghana, irrespective of NDC’s politics, creed, ethnicity, region, religion, age, gender or social status.
By Times Reporter