NDC threatens to deal with Soldiers, Police drastically should they come back to power
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has threatened to drastically deal with personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces and Ghana Police Service who they believe are serving the interests of the Akufo-Addo government.
According to the NDC, it is just a matter of time and such servicemen would be fished out and dealt with should the party return to power.
Mayhem threatening NDC, at a news conference in Accra yesterday, reminded the security agencies that political power was transient, and same should not be used to intimidate citizens, lest they strike back.
The party’s Director of Elections, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, who addressed the media, sounded the warning in the main briefing, but the Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, expatiated.
Sammy Gyamfi promised that the NDC government would end the police and military careers of those who are reportedly in bed with the government, and cited the police officer involved in the fracas with the parliamentary candidate of Effutu Constituency.
Looking rather furious, Sammy Gyamfi, who has been vociferous in drumming home the agenda of the NDC, noted that the Ghana Armed Forces has been “bastardised,” and for the police, it has been rendered “useless by this government.”
“Today, the Ghana Armed Forces is being bastardised. As for the police, I mean they’ve been rendered useless by this government. As for the NPP hoodlums and their collaborators in the state security agencies, power is transient. December 7 is not far.
“The next NDC government will fish all of them out and deal with them drastically, including the men in army and police uniforms. That Police Commander at Effutu… When that day of reckoning comes we will ensure that there is retribution.”
Sammy Gyamfi continued: “We have told our people if they attack them they should retaliate through every legitimate means, because they have the right to self-defense. But, when eventually power shifts, then we will know what will become of these criminals and thugs and their collaborators in the security agencies who are terrorising innocent civilians, including journalists.”
According to the gospel of Sammy Gyamfi and the NDC, “the police officers there are making their police career; the military officers are making their career in the military coterminous with that of President Akufo-Addo.”
He added: “The day President Akufo-Addo will exit office will be the last day they will serve as policemen and military men, and we will deal with them mercilessly. That is the message we are sending across to them today.”
Touting that the NDC birthed this 4th Republican democracy, Sammy Gyamfi opined that it was the responsibility of the opposition to continuously highlight acts of violence that have the tendency to plunge this country into chaos and doom.
“But, above all, we also have a right to defend ourselves. Comrades who are listening to us, do not sit aloof and allow these cowards and criminals to beat you, maim you and even kill you. You have the right to defend yourselves. Mobilise yourselves, come together. Whatever you can get to defend yourself against harm, against death, do so. Call on us anytime you need support and we will stand by you any step of the way to make sure we resist this oppressive rule we are all being subjected to, and we know we shall prevail at the end of the day.”
Meanwhile, the NDC said it had also cautioned the good ones in the security agencies “who still have their conscience and integrity intact, and who are not happy with what is happening, that they must rise up and be counted. This is the time for them to act.”
These statements from the party’s National Communications Officer to party faithful to defend themselves, do not contradict what the presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama, had said some time last year – that the NPP could not be more violent than the NDC.
Reacting to the infamous Ayawaso violence, Mahama told NDC supporters in the Volta Region “we (NDC) are not going to joke in 2020, and I’m sounding a warning to the NPP. We are going to match them boot for boot.”