The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on President Nana Akufo-Addo to cause the arrest of Kennedy Agyapong, the member of parliament for Assin-Central, for publicly supporting and defending Delta Force, a vigilante group linked to the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Agyapong had controversially threatened to go on demonstration if members of the group were arrested and put before trial.
He even warned the national security minister not to dare arrest them.
"Anyone should dare and put any of the Delta Force guys on trial. I would personally lead demonstrations against the NPP and Kan Dapaah. Nana Addo didn’t win easily; we fought and these boys were at the war front when they were fighting,” he said.
However, after the Delta Force attacked a Kumasi court and freed 13 suspects, Agyapong withdrew support for the group.
"They have gone overboard; they cannot take the law into their hands. I am not going to support them again," he said.
That, however, has not stopped the NDC for calling for action against him.
In a press statement issued in Accra on Friday, the NDC said Akufo-Addo must demonstrate his commitment to clamping down on groups such as Delta Force by arresting Agyapong.
"As matter of urgency; and to show a strong commitment to the fight against terror and terrorism, the NDC is calling on the Ghana Police to immediately effect the arrest of Hon. Kennedy Agyapong who in the full glare of public television, made it abundantly clear that he is the master brain behind the lawless acts of the Delta Forces, and also went ahead to dare the State to prosecute these militants, and bear the brunt of the wrath of himself and the NPP. Such arrogance," the party said.
President Akufo-Addo has yet to respond to the demand.
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