The leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have pledge to fight as hard as possible within the law, to prevent the current government from bastardising Ghana’s democracy.
In a message on the first anniversary of what they describe as the bloodiest election in the Fourth Republic, it was captured that for them in the NDC, who were the victims at the hands of the NPP goons who have been unlawfully integrated into the security services, December 7, 2020, will always remain a terrible blot on the much-acclaimed democratic credentials of Ghana whose genesis the NDC are proud to be associated with.
According to them, “it is a matter of grave irony that the one person who, before the elections of 2016, was touted as the best thing that could happen to Ghana’s leadership, turned out to be a politician whose style of governance is dominated by intolerance, violence and machoism.”
They noted that “it was during the first term of President Akufo-Addo that the politically-motivated murder of Ahmed Suale took place. Ahmed Suale was murdered almost 3 years ago, and yet nobody knows when his murderers would be apprehended and brought to trial. But that is not all.”
They went further to point out that, “in the first year of the 2nd term of President Akufo-Addo, another obviously politically-motivated murder has been committed, this time in Ejura in the Ashanti Region.”
“The callous murder of Ibrahim Mohammed, alias Kaaka and the apparent silence and inaction of the security agencies to find his killers, has fortified us in our belief that President Akufo-Addo is not fully committed to his oath to preserve the lives of Ghanaians, and that anyone who dissents cannot count on his protection.”
The party believes that it is a matter of great regret that a President who in his professional career, spent several years defending human rights issues would, upon the assumption of the highest office in the land, preside over such egregious violations of the rights of citizens.
Below is NDC’s full message;NDC-2020-ELECTION-STATEMENT