The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has criticized the Ghana Police Service and warned the law enforcement body to cease intimidating its members.
The Ghana Police Service stated it was seeking for an NDC communicator in the Suame constituency for inciting political violence in a viral video, prompting the NDC to issue the warning in a press release.
In a widely shared video, the NDC’s youth organizer for the Suame district urged party members to commit mayhem against any NPP activist during the 2024 elections.
In a statement, the police said, “The Ashanti Regional Police Command has initiated steps to get this person arrested to face justice. Meanwhile, we would like to take this opportunity to urge political actors to be circumspect in their utterances and actions as we work together to safeguard the peace and security of our beloved country”.
However, in a press release sent by Sammy Gyamfi, the NDC’s national communications officer, the party questioned why police would pursue its organizer when NPP members had been allowed to escape punishment after being seen in comparable situations.
“It is hypocritical that the Ghana Police Service, which failed to even comment on or take action against the NPP bandits who perpetrated these heinous crimes against innocent Ghanaians, most of whom are NDC members, will turn around to swiftly call for the arrest of a young man for misspeaking,” the NDC said in the statement.
“The Ghana Police Service must stop harassing this innocent NDC activist, who clearly spoke out of the pain he and other NDC supporters have suffered in the hands of NPP thugs in the Ashanti Region over the years and rather, focus on arresting NPP bandits and terrorists who have attacked a Court of competent jurisdiction in Kumasi and have actually maimed and killed several innocent Ghanaian
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