NPP condemns post-election attacks, charges supporters to be calm

by | Dec 11, 2016 | Local News, Politics | 0 comments

The leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has condemned attacks claimed to have been visited on the supporters of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) by NPP supporters.

The party urges the “Ghana Police to enforce the laws of the land and bring to book any person, irrespective of their political affiliations, found to be perpetrating acts of violence against any person.”

In a statement signed by the General Secretary of the party, John Boadu, said their “attention has been drawn to reports of alleged acts of violence and vandalism being perpetrated allegedly against some political opponents of the NPP in the aftermath of the announcements of the results of the 2016 election.”

He said although the jubilations are justified, they are appealing to their supporters and everybody else to be guided by the statement made President-elect’s acceptance speech in which he entreated supporters “to respect the peace and the property and lives of everybody, especially those of our political opponents.”

Below is the statement:

NPP CONDEMNS POST-ELECTION ATTACKS, URGES SUPPORTERS TO REMAIN CALM*

The attention of the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been drawn to reports of alleged acts of violence and vandalism being perpetrated allegedly against some political opponents of the NPP in the aftermath of the announcements of the results of the 2016 election.

We condemn in no uncertain terms these distasteful occurrences, if true, and wish to state that NPP will not condone or sanction such actions.

We urge the Ghana Police Service to enforce the laws of the land and bring to book any person, irrespective of their political affiliations, found to be perpetrating acts of violence against any person.

Whilst the occasion of the NPP’s victory has understandably led to widespread jubilation amongst party supporters, sympathisers, and, indeed, members of the general public, we appeal to our supporters and everybody else to be guided by the statement made by the President-Elect of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in his acceptance speech on 9th December, where he entreated supporters “to respect the peace and the property and lives of everybody, especially those of our political opponents.

“We are the party of the rule of law, and we should act accordingly, with magnanimity in our moment of victory.”

All of us have a responsibility to ensure that the dignified, peaceful exercise of their sovereign power that the Ghanaian people manifested on 7th December, which has enhanced significantly the image of our country, be protected in this period of transition from one government to another.

God bless our homeland Ghana.

……signed……

John Boadu

General Secretary (Ag)

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