Rebecca Akufo-Addo has spoken out against Sunday's attack on the Akufo-Addo residence. Though it wasn't the first instance of election related violence, it was definitely the first instance of such violence targeting a presidential candidate's abode.
In a surprise turn of events that - I'm sure - many of us least expected, Sunday's debacle at the Akufo-Addo residence let us know just how high tensions are riding coming up to Election Day. No matter who one may support, an attack one's home is a serious and potential First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, posted a photo and statement on her Facebook profile that said - what needs to be said - it all quite well.
Read the full statement below:
As a grandmother, I should not have to worry about the safety of my grand children while they are in my yard playing. Yet, thanks to an NDC mob, this was my reality yesterday.
Yesterday morning , supporters of the NDC attacked my home, assaulting the security officers placed outside who had to call the police. The attackers were throwing stones and other projectiles, and the police called for backup before they were able to control the crowd.
I want to thank the Ghana police service for their vigilance and their professionalism which averted what could have been a very precarious situation at our residence. I also want to appeal to all voters and say that no matter which party you support, irrational acts of violence will not promote your interests. We all want our respective candidates to win, but what is more important than that is the peace that we should strive to maintain in our country. We need to keep the peace in order for us to raise our children and grandchildren in a stable and safe environment and for our country to prosper. God bless you all and God bless Ghana.
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