Suame National Democratic Congress, NDC, Youth Organiser is set to appear in court today, February 9 after being charged with offensive conduct.
Razak Avoliya in a viral video encouraged NDC supporters to attack persons of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the run-up to the 2024 General Elections for them to secure power.
“You cannot go into an elections without any casualties and my advice to my party members as a Youth Organiser of NDC is that we’ve taken our decision with the youth that any NPP member who’ll misbehave this time around should be beaten.
“They should be beaten because it is the surest way which the party can survive in the constituency. If eight people should die before Akufo-Addo becomes a President then there’s nothing wrong we killing two in Suame for John Mahama to also become President.
“My advice to my fellow youth of NDC is for them to arm themselves and not to attack NDC members but NPP members and if it will take assaulting someone with stick for the party to wrest power just do it. If it will take shooting someone for NDC to win power just go ahead and shoot the person because Akufo-Addo has shown us how to do it and that’s what I was teaching the youth to do.
We’re ever ready to do it because our new national executives elected are urging us to do that.
The Police on Monday arrested him for inciting political violence ahead of the 2024 general elections.
He was charged with offensive conduct and detained.
“They charged him with offensive conduct and we were to go to court. But unfortunately, after the statements we realised that time has far been spent so we agreed to go to court tomorrow”, Counsel for Razak, Evans Amankwa said
The lawyer expressed readiness to cooperate with investigation.
“We will cooperate with the law. We are not perturbed about the detention. He will be in cells until tomorrow. The youth organizer is in high spirit. He meant what he said but has no intention of destabilizing the peace of this nation.He was only encouraging the people of Suame constituency to fortify themselves in the 2024 elections and be prepared to defend themselves if attacked by members of the NPP”.