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NPP-USA mourns Maxwell Adam Mahama


The grisly murder of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama stands as the worst form of mob cruelty, and wanton disregard for the sanctity of human life and the law that seems to be gradually taking hold of contemporary Ghanaian society. The NPP-USA Branch joins the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, and former President John Dramani Mahama in offering condolences to the Mahama family. The death of Capt. Adam Mahama is a national loss, and everything must be done to establish once and for all that mob (in)justice, as well as disregard for human life and the law have no place in our body politic.

As much as we understand the present high emotional state of the general public, we encourage all Ghanaians to remain calm while security officials work to bring the perpetrators to account for their crime. In this endeavor, residents of Denkyira-Obuase have a moral and civic responsibility to readily cooperate with, and assist police investigators by providing the necessary information about the perpetrators, including their whereabouts, to ensure the speedy resolution of this matter.

NPP-USA welcomes President Akufo Addo’s resolve to make sure that individuals involved in the murder of Capt. Adam Mahama are brought to face the full rigors of the law.  However, as the President indicated in his inaugural address, no President, no Parliament and no government, can singlehandedly and successfully undertake the challenges that confront our nation; instead, we the citizens must join forces with the government especially, to stem the gradual erosion of civility, respect for human life, law and order.

A critical first step is for us to come together as Ghanaians from all backgrounds and of all persuasions, to seek justice and to fight this insidious descent into the kind of mob mentality that has prematurely taken Capt. Adam Mahama’s life. This is a necessary step toward honoring the life and work of our compatriot, and healing our national conscience.

While we work together to console the Mahama family, and come to terms with this gut-wrenching tragedy as a nation, it is important to resist any who will want to capitalize on our collective loss for selfish political ends. The death of Capt. Adam Mahama and the attendant pain for his family and for the larger Ghanaian society cannot, and should not be politicized. The heinous act which took our brother’s life is a sad example of deviant social behavior which requires a decisive and collective effort to nip it in the bud. Capt. Adam Mahama stood for Ghana, and we must reciprocate by focusing on seeking justice and the national interest.

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NPP-USA Public Relations Team

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