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General News of Wednesday, 18 January 2017


Deal with Anita de Soso too – NPP to Police

Deputy NPP General Secretary, Obiri Boahen addressing the media play videoDeputy NPP General Secretary, Obiri Boahen addressing the media

Deputy General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has lashed out at the security agencies for being biased in their approach to addressing alleged criminal issues in the country.

Mr Obiri Boahen accused the Police Service, under John Kudalor of being pretentious as they suddenly discover themselves when the cases involve suspected NPP sympathizers.

After recounting a series of alleged criminal cases involving some NDC bigwigs, he challenged the Police to be fair in their dealings and go after those people as crime has no deadline.

Mr. Obiri Boahen made these remarks as he addressed a media briefing Wednesday 18 January at the NPP head office at Asylum down.

“We remind the Police under John Kudalor that they cannot suddenly discover themselves only when events involve suspected NPP supporters and sympathizers.
We demand even handedness from the Police. Crime has no expiry date and we await what their response will be in these cases which we have recounted among others. The police must demonstrate that their sword is double edged. They cannot discover their muscle only when the event involves suspected NPP sympathizers - Anita de Soso and others are still around.”

He stated that the NDC has no authority to accuse the NPP of acting wrongfully and against the law.

The NPP Deputy General Secretary also cautioned the NDC, asserting that if the NDC should bring into disrepute the name of the President Nana Akufo-Addo, they will reply in equal measure.

“As for Hon. Kofi Portuphy, Asiedu Nketia, and Koku Anyidoho and their gang, ladies and gentlemen, we shall caution that from now on if they throw mud on the president in whom we unprecedentedly, overwhelmingly, majority of Ghanaians have reposed their confidence in, we will pay them back. Enough is enough.”

The NDC have organized a series of media briefings, accusing the NPP of doing nothing about post-election violence but rather urging them on to take over state installations.

The NDC was handed a historic defeat in the December 7 2016 general election and power has transitioned from the NDC to the NPP with Nana Akufo-Addo as President.

The NPP tasked the Police to ensure the enforcement of laws that govern the country and maintain the order and peace it enjoys.