National Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC) has hinted that as the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government has made vigilantism employment for hoodlums, all other political parties will toe the same line.
Bernard Mornah was emphatic that the PNC, for example, would not recoil to defend itself, in view of the atrocities Nana Addo’s militia groups illegally enlisted in the National Security are unleashing on defenseless civilians.
“If, today, under this NPP government, we are told that we can have masked men in our National Security, deployed to a by-election to brutalise Ghanaians, then, we are all not going to sit down,” Mr Mornah said on an Accra-based radio station Monday morning.
His comments were in connection with the brutalities unleashed on innocent Ghanaians by some armed masked New Patriotic Patriotic (NPP) militia groups at the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election last Thursday.
The Minister in-charge of National Security at the Presidency, Brian Acheampong, had been emphatic that the ‘thugs’ were National Security personnel deployed to the grounds for a special operation, after his outfit had picked intelligence that some machinations were being plotted at the private residence of the candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Selassie Obrempong.
The actions of the fully-armed militia group cowed the NDC, whose National Chairman Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, quickly held a presser to announce that his party had boycotted the exercise.
“We don’t want to be part of a bloody by-election,” he said.
The Brian Acheampong armed National Security personnel left about eight persons in gory injuries, and physically assaulted Samuel George Nartey, Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram Constituency.
Condemning the dastardly act of the NPP militia group attired in black and brown khaki, Bernard Mornah said the NPP and President Akufo-Addo, after failing to disband the groups, had enlisted them in the National Security as a form of employment.
He said the bloody incident witnessed at the Wuogon poll was a precursor of what could happen in the 2020 general elections, therefore, the reason all political parties must be defensive.
“The weapon of National Security personnel we know is their ID card. In Ghana, today, we have National Security persons carrying guns and axes?” he quizzed.
President Akufo-Addo, in a statement, had condemned the brutalities and demanded the Ghana Police to go after the suspects, however, Mr Mornah described it as a pretentious lamentation by the President.
“Brian Acheampong knows the boys, and so, the President must demand him to produce the boys to the police, who, themselves, have become toothless in fighting crime in our country,” Bernard Mornah said in reaction to President Akufo-Addo’s statement.
Story by Umar Sheriff / AwakeNewsOnline.com