Police Seek A/R NDC Youth Organiser
The Ashanti Regional Police Command has initiated steps to arrest the Regional Youth Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koampa Razak Avoliya.
This was after he was captured in a viral video making a statement that is deemed unsavoury by the police.
He has been condemned for those comments by his party.
Koampa was reportedly captured in the said video calling on supporters of the NDC to attack persons of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the run-up to the 2024 General Elections.
“My experience in politics has taught me that we (NDC) cannot win an election against the NPP and Akufo-Addo on paper, we can only win through violence and you cannot have violence without casualties. Together with the youth of Suame, we have taken a decision to visit mayhem on all NPP members because it is the only way we can survive in the political space in the country” the Suame NDC youth organizer Razak Koampa Avoliya stated in the video clip according to Asaase Radio.
He continued,“as a political party, all we need is power and there is no law that indicates that power can only be acquired from the Bible before you get the opportunity to serve in office. If President Akufo-Addo killed eight people to win power, why should it be strange for the NDC to kill two people in Suame to pave way for John Mahama of the NDC to return to power”.
Following this, the police said they are in the process of getting him arrested.
“Meanwhile, we would like to take this opportunity to urge political actors to be circumspect in their utterances and actions as we work together to safeguard the peace and security of our beloved country”, a part of the statement from the police on Monday evening said.
The NDC has reportedly condemned the comment.
The National Youth Organiser of the NDC, George Opare Addo is quoted as saying, “We don’t support him because nobody believes politics is war. Some of the words he used are unpalatable.
“I know Razak, he can’t even hurt a fly. He was just bragging and spoke on the spare of the moment so we should tamper justice with mercy”.
Ghana will go to the polls in December 2024.
The NDC lost to the NPP in the 2020 General elections. The results were contested at the Supreme court by the party led by its flagbearer, however, they lost the case.
The NPP is on the bid to make history by retaining power for the third term while the NDC is bent on recapturing power.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini