NDC to petition UN to place Kennedy Agyapong on international terrorist list

NDC to petition UN to place Kennedy Agyapong on international terrorist list

The National Democratic Congress has indicated plans to petition the United Nations and the diplmatic community to place the New Patriotic Party's Kennedy Agyapong on an international terrorist list.

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According to them, the Assin Central member of parliament's constant support and financial backing of the Invincible and Delta Force vigilante groups makes him a' terrorist.'

NDC wants UN to declare Kennedy Agyapong a terrorist

Delta Force attack on Kumasi Circuit court

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Speaking on Class FM's morning show on Tuesday, the deputy general secretary of the NDC, Koku Anyidoho said the Assin Central MP exudes the personality of a terrorist, what with the public show of support he has given to the vigilante groups.

"Now what we are going to do is to petition the diplomatic community. Now the petition is going to say that a travel ban must be placed on Kennedy Agyapong, first of all, and, secondly, his name must be added to the list of international terrorists because what he is doing here in Ghana is nothing different from terrorism," Mr Anyidoho said.

Mr Anyidoho argued that it was not the first time Kennedy Agapong had played a role in somewhat instigating acts of violence, as according to the NDC general secretary, the Assin Central MP did so in 2008, and again in 2012.

The NDC secretary further said that the NPP MP's actions should not be tolerated any longer, and stated they wanted a travel ban placed on Mr. Agyapong.

This he said will ensure that in the unlikely (and unfortunate) event that the NPP MP's utterances spark a violent reaction from the vigilante groups, the MP would be in the country if Ghana is thrown into chaos.

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"So, yes, our guns are blazing at this Kennedy Agyapong character as an individual and his terrorist groups, we are listing them to the international community, they should place [a travel ban on them] and we are trying to even get names of all the individuals and hand them over to the international community, all these people must be blacklisted," Mr. Anyidoho added.

The vigilante groups affiliated with the NPP have become a source of concern for the public in recent times, especially with the two attacks that occurred in the Ashanti Region in the last few weeks.

Following the Delta Force's attack on the Ashanti Regional Security coordinator, which led to the arrest of 13 members, and the subsequent attack on a Kumasi circuit court where these members were on trial for the aforementioned crime, the vigilante group's activities have raised many calls for stricter actions.

The president, along with the leadership of the NPP, the opposition parties and the general public have condemned the violence by the group.

The president has assured that such group's and their activities will not be tolerated.

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