NDC calls IGP to provide security for their Members of Parliament-elect.

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Leadership of the oppostion National Democratic Congress (NDC) is demanding that the Inspector General of Police, Mr. James Oppong Boanuh provides security for their newly elected Members of Parliament.

The party’s demand from the Police Chief came after deadly attacks were visited on two of the NDC MPs-elect recently.

Aftermath of the parliamentary race in the Jomoro Constituency of the Western Region, the winner, Dorcas Affo-Toffey of the NDC was attacked in her home by suspected NPP hooligans. The attack left the MP-elect and few people in her household injured, resulting in their hospitalization.

Similar attack was visited on the MP-Elect for Keta Municipality, Mr. Dzudzorli Gakpey at his home few days ago. The attack on Mr. Gakpey informed a huge demonstration by residents of Afiadenyigba where the MP-elect lives.

However, in view of these life threatening attacks, the NDC as a party sees the need for a police protection to be given to all NDC Members of Parliament-elect.

In a press release copied to GhanaVanguard.com and signed by NDC’s Director of Communications, Kakra Essamuah, the party condemns the attacks; describing them as murderous and NPP backed.

“Accordingly we repeat our condemnation of these acts of violence and demand that all our Members of Parliament Elect be provided with adequate security by the Inspector General of the Ghana Police Service,” part of the press release reads.

“The brutal assault on the person of Madam Dorcas Toffey, Member of Parliament Elect for the Jomoro Constituency in the Western Region, resulting in her hospitalization, and serious injuries to several members of her household and NDC supporters, was clearly designed to cause severe injury to her, in the expectation that she may not be able to take her seat at the time of the swearing in, thus enabling the NPP to claim majority status and empower them to select the Speaker of Parliament,”

Below is the full press release


STATEMENT BY THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS CONDEMNING THE VIOLENT ATTACKS ON THE NDC

MPS-ELECT OF KETA AND JOMORO CONSTITUENCIES.

The National Democratic Congress condemns in the strongest possible terms the violent attacks against the party’s Members of Parliament elect for the Keta and Jomoro Constituencies immediately following their respective victories in the recently-conducted general elections.

The brutal assault on the person of Madam Dorcas Toffey, Member of Parliament Elect for the Jomoro Constituency in the Western Region, resulting in her hospitalization, and serious injuries to several members of her household and NDC supporters, was clearly designed to cause severe injury to her, in the expectation that she may not be able to take her seat at the time of the swearing in, thus enabling the NPP to claim majority status and empower them to select the Speaker of Parliament.

Similarly, the murderous attack against the NDC Member of Parliament of the Keta Constituency, the Hon. Mr. Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpey, was also clearly intended to achieve the same purpose.

Accordingly we repeat our condemnation of these acts of violence and demand that all our Members of Parliament Elect be provided with adequate security by the Inspector General of the Ghana Police Service.

Additionally, we call on the individual NDC MPS Elect to take all necessary measures to boost their personal security, just as we strongly urge the party in the affected Constituencies to offer assistance towards achieving maximum security for all NDC MPS Elect.

Finally, we call on the government headed by HE Nana Akufo-Addo to restrain the hoodlums from his party who, from the registration period and throughout the elections, have committed acts of vandalism and violence against NDC members and supporters that soil the image of our dear country. This is the least that we expect from our government.

Thank you

ISSUED ON SUNDAY 13th DECEMBER, 2020

[signed]

KAKRA ESSAMUAH

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS


Source: GhanaVanguard.com


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