Governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) member and close confidante of the President, Asare Otchere Darko (Gabby), has noted that the NPP does not compete with the National Democratic Congress in the things that sets Ghana back.
“It burns the heart whenever some elements do things that allow NPP to be compared to NDC negatively,” Gabby wrote.
The private legal practitioner’s Facebook post came days after former President Mahama said nobody can beat the NDC when it comes to unleashing violence.
“The NDC has revolutionary roots and when it comes to unleashing violence. Nobody can beat us in unleashing violence,” he warned the NPP.
Mahama was reacting to some violent incidents that occurred at the private residence of the NDC candidate, Delali Kwesi Brempong during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election last Thursday.
Some national security operatives stormed the residence and engaged in a shooting spree.
Some voters believed to be sympathisers of the NDC were also beaten by the armed men.
MP for Ningo Prampram, Sam George, was also assaulted by some of the macho men.
Minister of State in charge of National Security had defended the operation by the armed men, saying that they were acting on intelligence.
Several civil society groups have condemned the attack and had called for investigations into the matter.
President Akufo-Addo noted that those found culpable must face the law.
But the opposition NDC said this was a farce. They accused the NPP and the government of intimidation during the by-election and had even called for the results to be annulled.
Story: Today Correspondent