- Published on Sunday, 15 January 2017 21:40
The National Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams has revealed that attacks by members of the New Patriotic Party on loyalists of his party and state institutions have worsened after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was sworn into office.
This he said was because Akufo-Addo who is also the leader of the NPP failed to condemn the attacks and call the people perpetrating such act to order.
“Nana Addo and his party people are justifying what is happening and I’ve not heard him speak. He spoke only before his swearing in and now after that it became even worse. Before he was sworn in…John Boadu’s comment on air was even stronger than even the president elect and that is what motivated them, the day he took his oath that they acted more,” he said on Eyewitness News last Friday.
Some youth believed to be sympathizers of the NPP have recently been on rampage; taking over some state properties and institutions including the Ghana Ports and Habours Authority, the Ashaiman assembly and tollbooths.
According to Kofi Adams, two of NDC loyalists have lost their lives through such attacks.
He said, “we [NDC] have buried two people as a result of post-election violence in Sefwi Wiawso and Dunkwa. They were NDC people who were attacked NPP members after the elections.”
The NDC Organiser further expressed disappointment at the acting National Chairman of the NPP, Freddy Blay for justifying the attacks.
Kofi Adams said the NPP’s security group, known as the Invisible Forces beat up a police officer on duty at the Flagstaff House.
“You have these people move not just to toll booths and other places but even to the flagstaff house, beat up uniformed persons and tear up their clothes and then claim they [Invisible forces] are in charge.” “I heard their acting National Chairman saying people are clearing goods without paying duty and so they have to go and protect those things. I am not aware of Customs officer who is not working to make the Invisible forces go and protect the place,” Kofi Adams said.