Maverick politician and the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has condemned the directive made by the Chairman of the National Democratic Congress, Kofi Portuphy, that suggested that supporters of the NDC should defend themselves when attacked.
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Kennedy Agyapong stated that should there be any violence incited, it will be the NDC chairman that would fall first.
Speaking to Joy News, Kennedy Agyapong condemned the attacks on the NDC supporters by alleged NPP supporters, and admitted a member from the group of men who seized the Tema Motorway Toll Booth worked for him.
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Mr Agyapong said he reprimanded the said individual, giving him strict warnings that he would face the law should he break it.
He however stated that the NDC chairman would not be forgiven should he incite violence based on his statement, "If NPP people are attacking NDC people it should stop. I don't subscribe to that. It should stop. We do not need that in this country."
Responding to the comment, Kennedy Agyapong said, "Yesterday, for instance, I went on air to condemn what the guys did at the toll booth. I am surprised the NDC chairman came out with such press conference. If he tries anything, I will give one command, and he will be the first person to go down. That one I assure him."
He further added, "He cannot cause riots and go scot-free."
Since the NPP won the 2016 general elections, there have been reports by some NDC supporters that they have been attacked by members of the NPP. While some of these attacks were declared a hoax, such as the one by comedian Wofa K, chairman of the NDC Kofi Portuphy has said that the party will not sit back and continue to allow the attacks to go on.
Watch his press conference below: