The Acting General Secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has condemned claims by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) that “goons” from the governing NPP are behind the recent killings of some policemen in the line of duty.
National Chairman of the NDC, Mr Kofi Portuphy at a press conference on Thursday said crime was being committed with “brazen bravado across the length and breadth of the country and that the state of insecurity has given rise to fear filled anxiety among innocent Ghanaians who are struggling under excruciating and suffocating economy.”
He said “armed robbers and armed gangs are now operating with impunity and killing our policemen in broad day light without any form of fear and nor trepidation. For the first time in the 4th Republican dispensation, a political party in the shape of the NPP has incorporated militancy and violent extremism into its way of operations.”
“To give meaning to militancy and violence, a group of brigands and outright criminals have been assembled and given such blood clotting names as Invincible Forces, Delta Forces, Kandaha Boys, Volta Crocodiles and also given official covering from the seat of government to perpetuate their illegal existence, ” Mr Portuphy said.
But in a response, John Boadu said Portuphy is making such allegations in order to seek the attention of NDC party members who are willing to vote him out.
He believes that the NDC Chairman has no moral right to talk about violent activities in political parties.
“He Portuphy has an AK47 in his car during the Talensi by-election when Ghana was not at war so what is he talking about. I think he is just making these allegations to win the support of his party members” he told Accra-based Asempa FM.
He urged Ghanaians to ignore the claims by the NDC chairman and treat them with contempt.