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NPP condemns violent attacks on NDC members

The New Patriotic Party has in a strongly worded statement condemned the violent attacks of political opponents by it supporters.

The statement, signed by the party’s acting general secretary John Boadu, called on the Police to arrest the perpetrators while urging it supporters to desist from the terrorising opponents.

It said: “We condemn in no uncertain terms these distasteful occurrences, if true, and wish to state that NPP will not condone or sanction such actions.

“We urge the Ghana Police Service to enforce the laws of the land, and bring to book any person, irrespective of their political affiliations, found to be perpetrating acts of violence against any person.”
The police had earlier warned the NPP supporters that they will be arrested and prosecuted.

The attacks followed the Electoral Commission’s declaration of Nana Akufo-Addo as the president-elect.

Many of supporters celebrating the victory have gone about it in a peaceful manner except some few cases of acts of vandalism and violence.
President John Mahama has also expressed disappointment at the inability or the unwillingness of the leadership of the NPP to call their rampaging supporters to order.

A statement signed by Communications Minister Dr Edward Omane Boamah said supporters of the NPP are attacking Government installations across the country.

“President Mahama has accordingly directed the security agencies to deploy across the country and arrest any person(s) caught vandalising government property or attacking innocent Ghanaians,” the statement added

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