By Anthony Dee
Mr Bashiru Mohammed, the Constituency Secretary for Anyaa Sowutuom, has called on the government to ensure that there is a level playing field and security for all Ghanaians of the political divide.
He said for the fact that someone belonged to an opposition political party should not be a threat to the life of that individual since Ghana is a democratic nation.
Mr Mohammed who spoke to this reporter in an interview at Akropong in the Eastern Region said the government, in maintaining peace and harmony in the country, should endeavour to pursue justice for all.
?Political violence should never be entertained in Ghana, but where some supporters of two political parties are arrested for causing any violence, it is expected that all parties would be prosecuted equally without discrimination, but it is not the case now,?
?We are in this country and seen NPP members suffer attacks and arrests during and after political periods, yet the NDC members walk free,? he alleged.
Mr Mohammed said more members of the NPP have had to run out of the country to save themselves from death threats from NDC supporters, citing one Emmanuel Awuah, an outspoken NPP faithful and some other party supporters in the Northern Region.
?As I am talking now, some NPP supporters have flee the country because their lives are under threat by the Azoka Boys in Tamale whose violent activities are never chastised by the government and the security agencies,?
?There have been confrontations between NPP and NDC at Cherepni, Akwatia, Atiwa and Tamale but whiles the NPP supporters are being prosecuted, those of NDC are walking about free; At Agbogbloshie some time ago, six NPP supporters were killed but perpetrators are walking about free,? he posited.
The constituency Secretary therefore appealed to President Mahama to make Ghana accommodating for all and sundry after political seasons by ensuring that all parties, be it NPP or NDC, who have been arrested for violence are prosecuted equally.
?God forbid, but if we allow selective justice and persecution of political opponents to sneak into our political fabric, we may wake to see its unfortunate effects on the nation one day,? he said.