The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has criticised the United States and United Kingdom foreign missions for threatening to revoke the visas of political leaders who incite violence in the December elections.
In a statement signed by the party’s chairman, Kofi Portuphy, the NDC said the two countries have fallen for NPP propaganda that the party is to blame for Sunday’s attack at NPP flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo’s residence.”
The NDC said it “notes with concern a direct accusation made against the NDC by a US representative without recourse to the facts of the incident.
“We believe that if our diplomatic friends had been a bit more painstaking and diligent in their inquiry into the incident, they would have become aware of the facts and not be subject to manipulation by the maliciously efficient propaganda machine of the NPP.
“The NDC seeks to state emphatically, that at no point was the residence of Nana Akufo Addo targeted by the NDC. We believe that our international partners must be more diligent in seeking the truth, rather than relying on biased political and media propaganda.
“The NDC notes with interest, the threats issued by the two missions to revoke visas and other such diplomatic actions, and wonders why similar threats or sanctions have not been considered after previous incidents when the NPP and its supporters have been engaged in inciting or instigating violence, including hate speech.”