A communications team member of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Stephen Atubiga has stated, the party will not sit aloof and watch the Supreme Court hand over power to the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
He said even if the NPP wins the court case; it will be “a bitter-sweet victory” because “Ghana cannot contain all of us”.
Stephen Atubiga was speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Tuesday.
The NPP represented by its flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo and two others are in court challenging the legitimacy of President John Mahama, pronounced winner of the 2012 elections.
The party has tendered in evidence of what it claimed are irregularities in the 2012 elections and is praying the court to overturn the verdict of the Electoral Commission (EC).
But Stephen Atubiga on Ekosii Sen said the foot-soldiers of the NDC are prepared to protect the presidency to the peril of their lives.
He said they will not allow President John Mahama to hand over power even if the Supreme Court rules in favour of the petitioners.
The NDC man posited that it will be unfair for the court to nullify to votes of people who cued in the scorching sun, to vote for President Mahama just because of the actions of some “bad losers”.
“We are prepared to meet the NPP boot for boot. We are ever ready; we will not hand over,” he exclaimed.
He said it will be absurd for anyone to think that after official declaration of results and swearing-in of President Mahama, the court can overturn the verdict of the EC.
Stephen Atubiga urged the NPP not to bank their hopes on the court case because nothing will change.
In a quick rebuttal, a Deputy Communications Director of the NPP, John Boadu expressed disappointment about the “irresponsible” comments made by the NDC man.
According to him, such misguided comments by members of the ruling party are becoming one too many therefore, the earlier they are called to order the better for all us.
He hoped the Peace Council and President Mahama have taken note of such utterances and are taking steps to ensure the peace of Ghana is jealously guarded.
The NPP Deputy Communications Director cautioned NDC members not to delude themselves into thinking that they are the repository of violence.
John Boadu urged the NPP not to take such comments for granted because “that is the attitude of the NDC”.