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General News of Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Mahama lynching: Akufo-Addo destroying Ghana’s peace - NDC

The National Democratic Congress is chiding President Akufo-Addo and the entire government for what they describe as the sponsoring of wanton mayhem on innocent Ghanaians.

According to the party, since the assumption of power from the NDC administration, the country has been plunged into a total state of mayhem where several acts of indiscipline and violence have been perpetrated by NPP party enthusiasts and “goon squads”.

In a statement dated May 31 and signed by the NDC’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, the party attributed President Akufo-Addo’s failure to bring to book culprits in previous instances of violence as reason such acts have prevailed and eventually resulted in the heinous and callous lynching of a soldier; Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama.

“The NDC is laying blame of this heinous and callous lynching of Captain Mahama at the doorstep of President Akufo-Addo. Under the direct supervision of President Akufo-Addo, the state has watched and sponsored its goon squads to unleash wanton mayhem on innocent Ghanaians”, the statement read.

Citing similar instances including the “beating up of a serving Police Officer at the Flagstaff House, the beating up of a Regional Security Co-ordinator, the disruption of a court process, the burning of toll booths and the molestation of civil servants, the NDC indicated its displeasure and threatened to engage in a legitimate social revolution to protest the inability of the President to protect the country’s citizens if nothing is done to resolve the problem.

They asked President Akufo-Addo to admit and step down if he in his capacity as a leader cannot manage the affairs of the state.

"The NDC will sooner than later if this level of impunity persists, be compelled to engage in a legitimate social revolution to protest the inability of President Akufo-Addo to protect the good people of this country.

If it is the case that President Akufo-Addo has come to the realisation that he is unable to manage the affairs of State, he should do the honourable thing and resign so we get a more Competent Leader to lead Kwame Nkrumah's Ghana. ", it said.

Meanwhile, the party expressed its condolence to the family of the late Captain and the Ghana Armed Forces.

Captain Mahama was lynched and burnt by irate youth of Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region Monday morning on suspicion that he was an armed robber.

This happened after a group of residents from whom he asked for directions during one of his jogging sessions spotted a pistol on him.

Find the full statement below:

President Akufo-Addo Must Act Swiftly to Restore Sanity -------------------------------------- The National Democratic Congress (NDC), condemns without any equivocation, the dastardly and barbaric lynching of a serving Captain of Ghana's revered Armed Forces.

We share in the pain of the Ghana Armed Forces and express our heartfelt sympathy to the Chief of Defense Staff, all his Officers and Men, who are at this moment seething with grief.

We also send our utmost heartfelt condolences to the, widow, children, parents, and Family of the late Captain Maxwell Mahama : an officer and a gentleman.

The NDC is laying blame of this heinous and callous lynching of Captain Mahama at the doorstep of President Akufo-Addo.

This is because ever since President John Dramani Mahama and the NDC handed over a peaceful Ghana to President Akufo-Addo’s NPP on the 7th January, 2017 the nation has known no peace.

Under the direct supervision of President Akufo-Addo, the state has watched and sponsored its goon squads to unleash wanton mayhem on innocent Ghanaians.

From the beating up of a serving Police Officer at the Flagstaff House, to the beating up of a Regional Security Co-ordinator, the disruption of a court process, the burning of toll booths and the molestation of civil servants, the lawless Culture Of Impunity has now reached the doorstep of the Ghana Armed Forces.

This is highly unacceptable Mr. President. The NDC wishes to send a very loud message to President Akufo-Addo that; Enough is Enough!!!!!!

The NDC will sooner than later if this level of impunity persists, be compelled to engage in a legitimate social revolution to protest the inability of President Akufo-Addo to protect the good people of this country.

If it is the case that President Akufo-Addo has come to the realisation that he is unable to manage the affairs of State, he should do the honourable thing and resign so we get a more Competent Leader to lead Kwame Nkrumah's Ghana.

For the avoidance of doubt: the NDC shall "resist oppressors rule with all our will and might forevermore".

President Akufo-Addo's "All die be die" despicable style of leadership shall not be allowed to fester.

We shall not allow Ghana to die!!!!!

Johnson Asiedu Nketiah (NDC, General Secretary)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017.