The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is demanding from the police to take all appropriate steps to immediately arrest and prosecute the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Youth Organizer for Suame for his violence and reckless remarks.
According to the party, this will serve as a deterrent and deter others who might have the same intended mindset ahead of the 2024 elections.
“There is a video circulating on social media in which the Suame Youth Organizer of the NDC boldly outdoors the NDC’s violent plot to engage the 2024 general elections. We will not discount this as vain talk; This individual is coherent and clearly appears to know and understand what he is saying and what outcome he expects.
“It is dangerous, to put it mildly.What is more dangerous, perhaps, egregious
is the NDC’s failure to condemn and dissociate itself from the statement but rather rationalize it. We cannot accept this as an ordinary misguided statement because, as I indicated earlier, he is
too coherent not to be taken seriously.
“Besides, we believe his threats are not in isolation. He is inspired by the NDC’s presumptive leader, former President Mahama, who has publicly touted the NDC’s credentials: “NDC has revolutionary roots, and when it comes to unleashing violence, no one can beat us to it.
“We believe that the statement that the youth organizer made was not in isolation, nor he misspoke. He is clear-eyed about what he was saying. His remarks reflect the culture and ethos of the NDC. We expect the police and the court to bring him to justice very quickly to deter others who might be harbouring such violent and delinquent thoughts in the NDC”, Richard Ahiagbah, the NPP’s Director of Communications said at a press conference held Wednesday February 8, 2023.
This comes after one Razak Kaumpa, the Suame Constituency NDC Youth Organizer was seen in a viral video inciting NDC members to attack their counterparts in the NPP ahead of the next general polls.
He has since been detained by police after being turned over by the party’s leadership.
The suspect, who was accused of inappropriate behaviour, is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday.
Richard Ahiagbah wants the opposition party must voice out its dissatisfaction with the comments.
“We demand the NDC to unreservedly disallow, disassociate and expel the young man from their party without delay. That is the only point we can begin to take NDC seriously and show that they are not shielding him and discouraging such commentaries in our politics. Nothing short of this will suffice.”
Interestingly, Joseph Yammin, the NDC’s National Organiser, vehemently defended the NDC Suame Youth Organizer’s comments and maintained that his detention will not scare the party.
According to him, “We are not in any way going to be intimidated by the police or the arrest. As we have massed up here, we will be coming anytime the police takes an action. What we are expecting them to do is to extend equal measure to the NPP. I am sure that the court will have no reason to detain our brother.”
By Vincent Kubi