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General News of Thursday, 19 January 2017


NPP snubs NDC on reprisal attacks

Nana Obiri Boahene, Deputy General Secretary of the NPP Nana Obiri Boahene, Deputy General Secretary of the NPP

The leadership of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said it will fight back with the measurable strength should the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) decide to create chaos, and unleash any attack on its members.

It will be recalled that the National Chairman of the NDC, Mr Kofi Portuphy, in the company of some national executives of the party at a press conference last week, blamed President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the rampaging youth of the party who are going about taking over public facilities and creating chaotic scenes in some instances.

He said, among other things, that “Nana Akufo-Addo’s lack of positive and unifying leadership skills as an opposition leader seriously wounded the NPP. Never should he mislead himself into believing that Ghanaians shall allow him to wound and divide this dear country of ours.”

“The beastly conduct of Nana Akufo-Addo’s Invincible Forces will no longer be countenanced. We are calling on civil societies, religious bodies, the media and the international community not to blame the NDC if the unacceptable conduct of Akufo-Addo’s Invincible Forces leads to reprisal attacks.”

But the Deputy General Secretary of the NPP, Nana Obiri Boahene who addressed a press conference at the party’s headquarters in Asylum Down, Wednesday, said it is about time the Police act decisively on reports of alleged seizure of state property by persons perceived to be supporters of the NPP.

He debunked claims by the Chairman of the NDC, Kofi Portuphy that the leadership of the NPP has remained quite while their supporters go on rampage to seize state properties and in the process causing mayhem to supporters of the NDC.

Mr. Portuphy, he said, in 2009 led a group of NDC thugs to seize the offices of NADMO, noting that he has no moral authority to speak on the matter.