THE NEW Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for New Juaben North, Hackman Owusu-Agyemang, has warned the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) that his party will not allow them to prevent NPP agents from observing the elections in the Volta Region as happened in the last elections.
He pointed out that the NPP is preparing very well to match the NDC Ã¢â‚¬Å“boot-for-bootÃ¢â‚¬Â in the 2012 general elections in the Volta region, considered the Ã¢â‚¬Å“world bankÃ¢â‚¬Â of the party, so that they will not get the opportunity to rig the elections as they allegedly did in the last general elections.
According to him, ample evidence lies with disturbing injuries sustained by Dr. Samuel Ohene, an NPP party agent in the Volta region who was nearly lynched by NDC operatives at one of the polling stations in the Ho West constituency, which he described as very barbaric and criminal.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We as a party will not allow these things to happen again in the Volta region,Ã¢â‚¬Â he roared.
Mr. Owusu-Agyemang gave the warning last week at Oyoko in the New Juaben Municipality of the Eastern region where he interacted with his constituents and thanked them for their unflinching support for the NPP.
Mr. Owusu-Agyemang said NPP, as a true democratic party, would always respect the country’s constitution and would therefore not do anything to undermine it.
He said the NDC had been spreading ‘lies’ that the NPP tried to rig the 2008 elections but these allegations were completely wrong.
He explained that if the NPP wanted to rig the elections, as the NDC was trying to portray, it could have easily done that since it was pretty easy to do that, especially when the difference of votes between the two parties was less than 30,000 or 0.4%.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We will never steal an election to rule the people,Ã¢â‚¬Â he indicated.
He further urged the NDC government to stop its agents from Ã¢â‚¬ËœharassingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ NPP members for allegedly appropriating to themselves, Ã¢â‚¬ËœgovernmentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ cars.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“NDC officials must remember that when they were leaving office in 2000, they appropriated to themselves government cars and also bought the West Legon and Haatso lands,Ã¢â‚¬Â he alleged.
From Thomas Fosu Jnr, Oyoko