former Member of Parliament for the Asokwa Constituency of the Ashanti Region, and a member of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Maxwell Kofi Jumah has urged members of the party to let the blood flow in the event the NPP loses the upcoming elections.
This according to him is the only means of preventing the possibility of vote rigging in the elections slated for November 7, 2016.
Interestingly, the former legislator has advised members of the NPP not to engage in any campaign activity.
Instead of printing t-shirts in the name of campaigning, Mr. Jumah has entreated that, the Party should invest its resource into vigilante activities by employing violent tactics to prevent the ruling National Democratic Congress from rigging the elections.
He has also alleged that, the NDC is currently plotting with the Electoral Commission (EC) to rig the polls in favour of candidate Mahama.
This, according to the former legislator could be the reason for the NDC’s ambitious target of 1million votes in the Ashanti Region.
Speaking on Rainbow Radio, an Accra based Radio Station, Mr Jumah asserts it would be a waste of energy for the NPP to embark on a serious campaign in the run to the November Polls.
Pitching the assertion against the claim the EC was working hand-in-hand with the NDC to hand power to incumbent John Mahama on a silver platter, a vociferous Jumah advised his party, the NPP to be vigilant.
”The NPP will stand firm and match the NDC boot for boot and ensure that, the victory for the NPP is achieved.”
”The NPP should not waste their time to organise any rally or campaign as well as well as print t-shirts because, the NDC are planning together with the EC to rig the election and that is why they are claiming to pull 1 million votes in the Ashanti region and also have declared operation 50/50 in the Eastern region. We cannot allow the NDC to rig the elections this year. And that is why I am employing the NPP to purchase a burglar proof…We cannot entertain ballot snatching this election year. We’ve witnessed how ballot boxes were changed at various police stations in the country after we’ve gone to sleep. The NPP should not let this happen again. If it happens, then operation let the blood flow.” He said.
Upon attempts to get him retract the message which was seen as an obvious threat to the peace of the country because of its tendency to incite people to violence, the former legislator said he thought otherwise.
”If a thief wants to rob you and you let blood flow to prevent that thief, why then should this statement be described as a strong and offensive statement? No it is not.”