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General News of Monday, 12 December 2016


We will retaliate if NPP attacks persist - NDC

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has indicated its supporters will be forced to react if attacks on them by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) members continue.

“The attacks on our supporters if it continues and nothing is done by the president-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, and the NPP leadership...we the NDC youth will not fold our arms while our people are attacked violently.

"We shall reply in equal measure whenever we are attacked by NPP supporters. A tooth for a tooth, an arm for an arm,” NDC National Youth Organiser, Sidi Abubakar stated at a press conference in Accra Monday.

There are reports of widespread attacks on members of the ruling NDC across the country following the defeat of the party in the just ended presidential and parliamentary elections.

The toll booths located at the Ashaiman end of the Accra-Tema motorway were seized and taken over by well-built men in the early hours of Monday.

The NPP party leadership has condemned the action of the supporters describing it as “shameful” as they called on the police to deal with the culprits.

Few hours after Nana Akufo-Addo’s confirmation as winner of the 2016 election, some party faithful in Kumasi stormed some public toilets manned by staff of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), seized the keys to the facilities, assaulting some persons in the process.

But the NDC Youth Organiser insists that “our supporters throughout the country are subjected to daily and nightly violent attacks unleashed by lawless thugs of the NPP whose leadership are directly sponsoring and encouraging the violence perpetuated on law-abiding Ghanaians.

"At this point, we the leadership cannot guarantee that our people will continue to stand by without defending themselves”.