Minority blames NPP over attack on NDC MP Eric Opoku

Minority blames NPP over attack on NDC MP Eric Opoku

The National Democratic Congress (NDC), Members of Parliament are pointing accusing fingers at the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), and its leader Akufo-Addo, over recent attack on Asunafo South MP, Eric Opoku.

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Minority blames NPP over attack on NDC MP Eric Opoku

One of the cars destroyed by the attackers

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Mr Eric Opoku in few days ago was attacked by some unknown gun men at his family house whiles celebrating the Christmas holidays in his constituency.

Though the police are yet to arrest the perpetrators, a statement issued and signed by NDC Ranking Member on Defense and Interior, James Agalga is blaming the NPP over the attack.

The statement which was sighted by Classfmonline.com quoted, "Hon. Eric Opoku had travelled to his constituency to celebrate the Christmas festivities with his constituents and was actually locked up in a meeting at his residence when a mob of NPP supporters numbering about a hundred and armed with machetes and guns carried out the attack without provocation”.

It also added that some properties running into thousands of cedis were vandalized including a brand new Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle belonging to the MP.

Minority blames NPP over attack on NDC MP Eric Opoku

NDC MP for Asunafo South, Eric Opoku

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James Agalga in the statement condemned the attack on the MP and his family and called on the Akufo-Addo led NPP government to show leadership by bringing the assailants to book.

“The minority in parliament condemns the attack in no uncertain terms as it is yet another manifestation of political vigilantism designed to intimidate, harass and silence vocal and outspoken members of the NDC. In fact, what happened to the Hon. Eric Opoku is not only criminal but also an assault on our young and fledgeling democracy,” the statement said.

The statement also called on the police service to immediately identify, arrest and bring to book the hoodlums of the appalling and criminal act.

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