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NDC Accused of Resorting to Violence in Elections

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The Deputy Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Ernest Owusu-Bempah, has accused the National Democratic Congress (NDC) of resorting to violence during elections. He made reference to former President John Mahama’s comment about the NDC’s revolutionary roots and their ability to unleash violence.

During a speech to NDC supporters in Adaklu in February 2019, Mr. Mahama said, “the NPP is taking this power as a matter of life and death…I want to sound a caution that NDC has a revolutionary root and when it comes to unleashing violence no one can beat us to that.”

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Mr. Owusu-Bempah called Mr. Mahama a dangerous and diabolic man who should not be allowed to come near power and claimed that the NDC is inciting their members to commit violence. He called on the police to act quickly to deal with this, warning that if the NDC starts violence, the NPP youth will retaliate and protect themselves.

The Director of Communications of the NPP, Richard Ahiagbah, also stated that the NPP has always played by the rules since 1992, and they intend to continue to do so. He claimed that it is the NDC who needs to tone down and play by the rules, especially since they are touting their revolutionary roots.

As Democrats, the NPP has played by the rules since 1992 and we intend to continue. It is our opponent who is proud and touting its revolutionary roots, that needs to tone down and play by the rules. 2024 will be free & fair!

In recent times, election violence has been a major concern in Ghana. The NDC has been accused of resorting to violence during elections, with Mr. Mahama’s comments adding fuel to the fire. The NPP is calling on the police to act quickly to deal with the NDC’s alleged incitement to violence.

It is important for all political parties to play by the rules and respect the democratic process. Violence has no place in elections, and it is the responsibility of all political leaders to ensure that their supporters do not resort to violence.

As Ghanaians, we must remember that elections come and go, but our country remains. It is therefore important that we prioritize the peace and stability of our nation over any political interests. Let us work together to ensure that the upcoming 2024 elections are free, fair, and peaceful.

 

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