NDC calls for arrest of Abetif MP over violent comments

Story: Yaw Takyi

National Democratic Congress (NDC) has condemned Abetifi MP, Bryan Acheampong for his comments claiming the New Patriotic Party will never hand over power to the NDC.

The party in a statement issued on April 9, and signed by its General Secretary, Fifi Fiavi Kwetey urged the police to arrest Mr Acheampong and bring him to book.

“We urge the Ghana Police Service to act with dispatch in this matter. We recall the alacrity with which it recently apprehended and charged the Suame Constituency Youth Organiser of the NDC for expressing views that were deemed to be inciteful.

“No one is in any doubt that the statement of Bryan Acheampong is even more incendiary and subversive. We, therefore, expect the same level of speedy action from the Ghana Police Service,” portions of the statement noted.

The call follows Bryan Acheampong’s claims on Saturday saying that the current NPP will not hand over power to the NDC and that the NDC will use whatever means necessary to remain in power.

He added that if the NDC dared  to use threats, and brute force in the 2024 election, the NPP will show them that they have the men.

Reacting to this, the NDC described the comment as reckless and treasonable, adding that “Bryan Acheampong is the latest of high-ranking officials of the NPP to make such brazen statements that reveal the party’s deep-seated determination to subvert Ghana’s democratic order.”

“These comments truly demonstrate a patterned, well-rehearsed strategy of the New Patriotic Party going into the 2024 Presidential and Parliamentary elections,” it added.

According to the NDC, they will not sit for the NPP to suppress the will of the people after plunging the country into an unprecedented economic crisis.

“As the political tradition that ushered in our nation’s stable constitutional order, the NDC will do whatever it takes to resist the misrule and machination of the oppressor and thus protect and preserve our democracy.” They assured Ghanaians of the party’s resolve and readiness to do whatever is necessary to preserve the democratic will of the people- “even at the peril of our lives. The supreme will of the Ghanaian electorate will be manifested come Dec 7, 2024.”

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