head of the Political Science Department at the University of Ghana Prof Ransford Gyampo has said that it is unhealthy to politicise the lynching of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama by some youth of Denkyira-Boase in the Central Region.
His comment is after the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) said the President Nana Akufo-Addo is to blame for “this heinous and callous lynching of Captain Mahama at the doorstep of President Akufo-Addo.”
According to the party, Ghana has known no peace since the NDC, led by former President John Dramani Mahama, handed over power to the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
“Under the direct supervision of President Akufo-Addo, the state has watched and sponsored its goon squads to unleash wanton mayhem on innocent Ghanaians. From the beating up of a serving police officer at the Flagstaff House to the beating up of a regional security coordinator, the disruption of a court process, the burning of toll booths, and the molestation of civil servants, the lawless culture of impunity has now reached the doorstep of the Ghana Armed Forces,” the statement signed by its General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia said.
However, speaking to Accra-based Asempa FM, Prof Gyampo said: “When you talk like this, the other side will also start to dig into barbaric incidents that occurred during the tenure of the NDC and that will end in the politicisation of the issue at hand.”
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“If we move on that tangent, we may not be able to get the justice that we are all seeking for the victim, and so for me, I am not interested in commenting on what Asiedu Nketia has said.”
He added that it is better to seek justice for the victim and also put in measures to ensure his lynching is the last of its kind in the country.
“The whole nation is shocked at the development, let us have respect for Captain Mahama, I know him personally and so I want to focus on mourning him,” he concluded.