- The national communications officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi, has asked members of the party to defend themselves
- His comments come in the wake of the violence that rocked the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election
- Gyamfi said Ghana’s constitution allows for self-defense, therefore, the NDC supporters must do so
The national communications officer of NDC, Sammy Gyamfi, has called on members and supporters of the NDC to defend themselves in the ongoing violence that has plagued the Ayawaso by-election.
He explained that the constitution of Ghana allows for people to defend themselves in the face of attacks, therefore, the NDC members should do that.
“Defend yourself with whatever weapon you have. Whether gun, knife, whatever you have, just defend yourself,” Gyamfi said with emphasis in the Twi language.
In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh on UTV’s Facebook page, Gyamfi said the NDC had restrained itself from reacting to the ongoing violence because it is a law-abiding nature of the party.
According to him, members of the NDC are not fearful as people may think, adding that they were capable of equally responding to the violence with violence.
Sammy Gyamfi further sent a strong caution to President Akufo Addo in particular, and the NPP in general, accusing them of foiling the smooth flow of the elections with violence.
He said the blood of all those shot injured rest on the head of the NPP and they would pay for it.
He added that for the sake of peace and the lives of NDC supporters, the party has withdrawn from the election and asked all members to go home.
Meanwhile, two people have been confirmed dead in the ongoing violence, according to a news report monitored by YEN.com.gh on GHONE TV.
Those dead, are reportedly NDC members who were shot in the stomach, ribs, legs and at the back of the head.
While the NDC has announced its disinterest in continuing with the election, the NPP has blamed it for fomenting trouble in the constituency when there was none.
Reports also have it that some men clad in black T-shirts were at a polling stations in the constituency and beating up people.
Ghana News Today: Kidnap Cases Rock Ghana / Pentecost Church Bans Pre-Wedding Shoots| #Yencomgh
Have national and human interest issues to discuss?
Know someone who is extremely talented and needs recognition?
Your stories and photos are always welcome. Get interactive via our Facebook page.
Click here to get the latest exciting English Premier League news. Get match highlights, reports, photos & videos all in one place.