Violence at registration centres: NDC calls on members to defend themselves

Violence at registration centres: NDC calls on members to defend themselves

- NDC has urged its members to stand up to anyone who wants to intimidate and subject them to violence

- The party's communications officer, Sammy Gyamfi opined that NDC members should retaliate if they are attacked by their political opponents

- The party also noted that they will prosecute the NPP MP, Hawa Koomson when they come into power

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has urged its members and supporters to defend and protect themselves when they are met with violence as they go about their lives.

Speaking at a media encounter in Accra on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, the National Communications Officer of the party, Sammy Gyamfi said the NDC cannot continue to tolerate the acts of violence going on against

Comrades who are listening to us this afternoon, do not sit aloof and allow these cowards and criminals to beat you and even kill you,” Sammy Gyamfi said.

Violence at registration centres: NDC calls on members to defend themselves
Sammy Gyamfi. Source:
Source: UGC

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He noted that NDC and its members will defend themselves against harm and death.

Mr. Gyamfi also cautioned the security agencies to also raise e up and be counted. “.. the police have been rendered useless by this [NPP] government.”

He said the NDC will fish all the men in uniform who are not defending the people and the constitution but doing the bidding of the governing NPP.

We will fish all of them out and deal with them drastically, including all the men in uniform,” he fumed.

The NDC further served notice that it will prosecute the Minister for Development and Special Initiatives, Mavis Hawa Koomson, for firing a gun at a registration centre if nothing is done to her now.

The main opposition is, therefore, calling on President Nana Akufo-Addo to arrest and prosecute his minister for instigating chaos during the registration exercise.

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After the confrontation which led to gunshots being fired and motorbikes being burned, Mrs. Koomson explained that she fired a warning shot in self-defense.

Four persons were arrested in connection with the incident on Monday. They have since been granted a total of ¢120,000 bail by a court in the Central Regional capital.

The Regional Police Command also said it has started processes to invite the lawmaker for questioning.

Civil Society groups and other experts are mounting pressure on the minister to resign.

Speaking at a media encounter, the Director for Elections for the opposition NDC Elvis Afriyie Ankrah said if President Akufo-Addo fails to prosecute the Minister, the next NDC government under John Mahama will ensure that the minister faces the law. earlier reported that more than half of Ghanaians surveyed in the Ghana Election Poll do not think President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has fulfilled his promises well enough to deserve re-election as president of Ghana in the December 2020 presidential election, a Ghanaweb poll has suggested.

The first wave of results of the Ghana Election Poll conducted online via renowned market research firm, MSI-ACI, from May 1 through to June 30 found that 52% of the respondents are against the view that the president deserves another 4-year mandate based on fulfilled promises.

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