Ghanaians should not be surprised by the violent acts from NPP supporters - Asiedu Nketia

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh

The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has stated that the violence being perpetrated by members of the New Patriotic Party  (NPP) should not surprise Ghanaians.

There have been several reports of some NPP supporters attacking government agencies and installations demanding to take over facilities such as YEA, NADMO, Passport Office, Tema Port among others in Accra and other parts of the country.

However, speaking to Accra FM, Mr Asiedu Nketia said the NDC warned against voting for Akufo-Addo since such lawless takeovers were likely to happen.

“We warned Ghanaians that Nana Addo, as president, will foment chaos…this is the first transition that has a law to guide it, so, if Nana Addo as president cannot control his party people and security, then it says a lot about him. I believe he is aware of all that is happening.

According to him, “mass dismissals are now impossible during a transition process; you can’t ask people in public office to ‘proceed on leave’ just anyhow without recourse to the transitional law, they should also learn from former presidents Mills and Mahama who demonstrated tolerance towards public officers appointed by the previous government at the time they took office.

"He also believed that They [NPP] should rein their boys in, otherwise Nana Addo will be held responsible for any chaos", he added.