The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Yaw Obimpeh, has alleged that the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) was training mercenaries and arming them in neighbouring Ivory Coast.
The motive, he said was to use them to disrupt the 2016 elections and cause mayhem if they were to lose the elections.
Addressing a campaign launch of Mr Samuel Sarpong, the NDC’s parliamentary candidate for Nhyiaeso in Kumasi, Mr Obimpeh though he had informed President John Mahama about the ploy, he was urging residents in the Ashanti Region to be on the lookout.
This is because very soon the mercenaries will arrive and stay in the region from where they will launch their attack, he alleged.
He said because the security agencies recently unravelled that the NPP had brought in three South African security experts to train people on how to handle arms to ostensibly destabilise the country and deported them, they have resorted to training mercenaries in Ivory Coast.