The chairman of the National Peace Council (NPC), Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante has asked former president John Mahama to issue an apology to the nation for boasting of the violence his party could be forced to unleash.
Mahama, as seen in the video below, was speaking to supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region on the violence that that occurred during the bye-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency.
The NDC have blamed the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) as behind a group of armed and masked men who were caught on video abusing some members of the public including a lawmaker.
Reacting to Mahama’s warning to the NPP, Rev. Asante told Class91.3FM on Friday, 1 February 2019, that the former president ought to be circumspect in his speech.
The chairman of the NPC was quoted as saying: “If President John Mahama did say what he said, then it is very unfortunate because he has been the president of the nation, he is vying for his party to make him the presidential candidate, and if the people of Ghana want him again, he could become the president of this nation.
And if it is going to be ‘boot-for-boot’ for the nation to be on fire, then there is no mercy for anybody. And I think it is unfortunate that in anger, such things should be said."
I will plead with him to apologise to the nation".
The former president had warned that his party with its revolutionary roots could unleash more violence than the NPP. The issue is currently being subjected to wide discussion on social media.
Meanwhile, Lydia Seyram Alhassan has won the Ayawaso West Wuogon seat after Thursday's, January 31, 2019, by-election with over 68% of the votes.
Alhassan, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate, was the second wife of the late MP Mr Emmanuel Kyeremateng Agyarko.
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