NPP TO DEMONSTRATE ….Against alleged indiscriminate justice, culture of impunity
From Issah Alhassan, Kumasi.
THE YOUTH Wing of the opposition New Patriotic Party in the Ashanti Region has served strong notice of its intentions to embark on series of demonstrations against what it describes as selective justice and culture of impunity being exhibited by the current administration of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The opposition party says it will hit the road in the coming days to register its displeasure at the way and manner certain members of its political party are being tried in the case involving some electoral violence that occurred three years ago in Tamale.
The threat follows the alleged refusal and unfair manner the Attorney General and Ministry of Justice is handling the matter of the four NPP supporters who were arrested in connection with the bloody clash between supporters of the two leading parties in the Northern regional capital Tamale.
Since their arrest, the opposition party believes its supporters have not received fair trial, accusing the AG of dragging its feet to politically victimize them.
The Ashanti Regional Youth Organizer of the party, Gideon Boako told The Chronicle in an interview on Saturday that the party could no longer sit unconcerned whilst its members were being abused in the name of political prosecution.
He contended that notwithstanding the fact that the security forces failed to arrest any single member of the ruling party, the four NPP supporters who were arrested, he believes, have not received fair trial.
The suspects are currently languishing in the Central Prison in Kumasi having been transferred on two occasions from Tamale to Navrongo before being brought to Kumasi.
Gideon argues that such miscarriage of justice has no place in current democratic dispensation of Ghana, stressing that civil society groups, the media and other recognized bodies committed to ensuring free, fair and transparent justice system should join the crusade in fighting against the phenomenon.
‘The issue is not about the NPP supporters alone; it is about lots of people languishing in prisons across the country whose cases have not received a single trial,” He noted.
The NPP youth leader noted that they would embark on demonstration to bring the issue to the notice of the government and the Attorney General about the predicament of the NPP supporters and others like them.
The NPP youth organizer, together with another activist, Stephen Amoah, decided to visit the inmates over the weekend but were told the facility had been closed to visitors.
Short URL: http://thechronicle.com.gh/?p=47744