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Politics of Thursday, 19 January 2017


We will match the NDC boot for boot - NPP

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The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) says it will match the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) boot for boot in case they unleash their thugs on the party as promised.

Deputy General Secretary of the NPP, lawyer Obiri Boahen addressing the press at the party’s headquarters in Accra, said, they are tired of the allegations of attacks from the NDC and threats of reprisal attacks.

He slammed the police administration over what he termed unprofessional conduct and the way and manner they have dealt with issues of attacks in the country.

The party has not endorsed or ordered any party member to seize state property or attack NDC supporters and so we are urging the police to be up and doing.

He said, the police only take action against known NPP members when such issues come up but treats the NDC with kid gloves, on same issues.

‘’The leadership of the NPP has not ordered any member to attack people or seize property. We will not do that nor stand behind anyone who attacks people. The law is the law and must be applied in a affair and balanced manner,’’ he said.’

He lambasted Mr. Kofi Porturphy, Chairman of the NDC following a press conference he addressed last week; slamming President Nana Akufo –Addo over the attacks and calling on him to call the members to order.

Lawyer Obiri Boahen said, they are fed up with the allegation and threats from the NDC hence the NPP is ready to match them boot for boot.

He said, ‘’tell Kofi Porturphy that we have not forgotten about his vandalism in 2009. He led thugs to go and take over the offices of NADMO and was later assigned the position as NADMO boss. So what is he is talking about? Why is he complaining?’’

According to him, the position taking by the NDC is needless and suggested that, a proper approach is adopted instead of the allegation and issue of threats.

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