Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Chief Sofo Azorka, has fired a warning shot at the New Patriotic Party (NPP) ahead of the 2020 general elections.
According to Azorka, the violence that happened during Thursday’s January 31, 2019, by-election at Ayawaso West Wuogon has revived the NDC going into next year’s election.
In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on XYZonline, Azorka in reacting to the violence in which six NDC supporters were shot at the residence of the NDC candidate, Delali Kwesi Brempong, said the indiscriminate shooting that led to them withdrawing from the polls has rekindled their spirit.
He said the party members should not be frightened by the violence because there are able men within the umbrella family to support and protect them from any form of oppression from the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Although the party did not retaliate on the election day, Azorka noted that was not a sign of weakness, but rather a call to be “vigilant and awake for the party.”
“If you are asleep and somebody comes to wake you up by tapping you, is that a crime?,” he quizzed.
He is not happy with the casualties, but he promised to revive the spirit of vigilantism in the party to prevent any future attack, stressing that the NDC is capable of making the NPP sleep.
“These NPP people just woke us up. We won’t sleep again but they will sleep if the time comes,” he assured the party supporters.
“I am more experienced than the National Security Minister…I have followed by-elections and general elections for many years…and I can assure you that we are not going to joke this time around,” he added and cautioned the NPP to desist from election violence to prevent the NDC from retaliating in a more violent manner.
YEN.com.gh had earlier reported how ex-president John Mahama blasted the NPP after Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
According the former president, the NPP must be ashamed of themselves for deploying violent tactics during the by-election.
He opined that if this continues in the 2020 general elections, the NDC would be forced to respond with violence as well.
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