The National Organizer for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joshua Amidu Akamba has accused the Deputy General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen of contracting vigilantes to target certain people.
On Sunday, August 2nd, the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia was seen in a viral video clashing with soldiers, a similar disturbance which resulted in the sudden demise of one person in Banda about a week ago.
The Military Officers were alleged by Asiedu Nketia to have barred some Ewes in the Bono region from registering at the Banda Assembly.
According to the NDC stalwart, instead of the soldiers discharging their core duties as expected, they are rather supporting the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate to repudiate the agreement signed by the two main political parties.
Speaking in an interview on Socio-political morning show "Maakye" hosted by Boamah Darko, NPPs' deputy chief scribe Nana Obiri Boahen, in defense of his party, indicated that after the death of the EC officer, the Regional Security had a meeting with representatives of the NPP and NDC.
He said the meeting birthed an agreement that neither of both parties should be seen bussing or conveying people to the registration centres.
According to Obiri Boahen, the NDC was seen bussing people, contrary to the agreement signed, and that was how the chaos emerged. “If both parties have agreed that no one should bus people why would one decided to breach the agreement?” he quizzes.
In a rebuttal, the National Organizer for the opposition National Democratic Congress, Joshua Amidu Akamba reacted to Nana Obiri Boahen comments on the same 'Maakye' morning show, debunking all the claims made by the NPP scribe.
Mr Akamba, not denying the fact that there had been an agreement, explained that the Regional Security, a group of Chiefs together some Members of Parliament and representatives of both the NPP and NDC met and agreed that in order to avoid tension such as the August 2 incidence; the two political parties must sign a peace treaty.
According to him, the treaty indicated what could or could not be done. "One of the indications stated that neither of the parties is allowed to dispatch vigilantes to any community."
The NDC National Organizer revealed that, “George Dankwah of the NPP dispatched the soldiers to the assembly, together with Nana Obiri Boahen meanwhile, they were not part of the agreement. NPP stalwart does not have the accurate facts about what actually caused the pandemonium but only sits in Accra and contracts vigilantes to murder people."
He continued, “Nana Obiri Boahen does not have information from the grounds. All that they do is to sit in Accra and contract vigilantes to murder and kill people”.
Below are excerpts of the interview: