The leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has distanced itself from alleged post election violent conduct involving some of members in parts of the country.
In a release issued and signed by John Boadu its acting General Secretary, the party called on the police and other sister security agencies to deal ruthlessly with any individual who will hide behind the party to perpetrate violence.
While condemning the conduct of such outlaws, the statement added “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”