NDC appeals for calm, assures of resistance to protect democracy

Mr Portuphy

Mr Portuphy

The National Democratic Congress (NDC), has appealed for calm but has assured of massive resistance to protect democracy with series of activities after the funeral rites of former Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur.

It noted the widespread condemnation, outrage and general agitation over the government’s machinations at the Electoral Commission (EC).

“We wish to assure all party members and the entire nation that the NDC remains committed to safeguarding our democracy, which we have all toiled for and nurtured.

“The NDC will resist the deliberate attempt by the Akufo-Addo-led administration to abuse constitutional processes with the sole objective of manipulating the electoral process,” it said.

This was contained in a statement signed and issued by its National Chairman, Kofi Portuphy in Accra yesterday.

 

“While acknowledging the legitimacy of the enormous pressure from the rank and file to exercise our inalienable constitutional right by demonstrating against this blatant assault on our democracy, we wish to renew our earlier appeal for all to remain calm until after the funeral of our fallen hero, the former Vice President. Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur.

 

“We wish to affirm our strong resolve that, the NDC and our democratic allies in fulfillment of our constitutional obligations will surely take decisive steps to register our revulsion in the strongest possible terms against this flagrant abuse of the legal process after we have accorded our comrade a befitting send-off on July 27, 2018.

 

“The leadership understands the restlessness among party members and the good people of Ghana in general and be assured that President Akufo-Addo and his collaborators will not be allowed to get away with the premeditated, cynical and shameful subterfuge to subvert the electoral process and undermine the growth of our democracy,” the statement noted.

BY TIMES REPORTER

 

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