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General News of Sunday, 13 November 2016

Source: Starrfmonline.com

Nima clashes: NDC intimidating us ahead of polls - NPP

The New Patriotic Party has condemned what it describes as an attack on its flagbearers house by some members of the NDC Sunday.

The party says the clashes which occurred between Nana Akufo-Addo's security guards and the NDC members, allegedly led by Ako Gunn, one of the Montie three, was unprovoked and unhealthy for democracy.

In a statement signed by its communication director Nana Akomea, the NPP said the incident is part of a grand scheme by the ruling party to intimidate them ahead of the December polls.

"The motive for this act is not in doubt. The NDC was clearly there for one reason and one reason only: to assault NPP supporters and create an environment of fear within Ghana 24 days to the election".

Below are details of the full statement

The NPP wishes to condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the latest provocation by the NDC in attacking the home of our Flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Early this morning, a large crowd of NDC supporters led by one Ako Gunn, one of the Muntie 3 who was recently pardoned by President Mahama after being jailed for threatening to rape and murder the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, massed up in front of the home of Nana Addo, and violently attacked the security detail outside the presidential candidate's house. We thank the police for their speedy and invaluable intervention.

The motive for this act is not in doubt. The NDC was clearly there for one reason and one reason only: to assault NPP supporters and create an environment of fear within Ghana 24 days to the election.

This action was premeditated and unquestionably violent. Amassing NDC supporters outside of the NPP Flagbearer’s house is part of a broad range of calculated, violent, and provocative acts designed to bait the NPP into responding in similar fashion.

Such behavior is a threat to the integrity of our democracy and must not be tolerated.

We call on the National Peace Council, the Christian Council, and all Civil Society Organisations to let their voices be heard in condemnation of this violent act.

...signed...
Nana Akomea
(Director of Communications)