In the wake of calls on US citizens living in Ghana to be vigilant and expect possible violence that might erupt in the aftermath of the final Supreme Court verdict, a member government sought to heaped all the blame on the New Patriotic Party, suggesting some of their actions are the reason for the US Embassy’s statement.
Mr. Felix Kwakye Ofosu, a deputy Minister of Information claims utterances and activities of NPP functionaries since the Party lost the 2012 elections, sent strong signals to the U.S that all is not well with the nation’s political climate.
But in a sharp response to this allegation on Peace FM’s evening news, a deputy communication director for the NPP, Mr. Sammy Awuku stated that it is evident Mr. Kwakye Ofosu lacks understanding.
According to him, the National Democratic Congress has over the years established itself as a party that has a pedigree of flouting orders by the court. He explained that this action by the NDC and their track record of disrespecting court directives must have certainly played a role in the precaution issued by the US Embassy.
He cited three cases in the past to prove his claim that the NDC, had looked down upon orders from the court.
“Felix clearly lacks understanding if he claims the NPP are the reason for the concern raised by the US Embassy. We were all witnesses when the Supreme Court ruled and ordered Nii Lantey Vanderpuije to move out of Jake’s bungalow. But what was the response from them? He boldly stated that even though the Supreme Court has ruled, he wouldn’t move out”.
“Secondly, when the court ruled in favour of Kweku Kwateng and ordered the NPA/government to remove the illegal increment on the price build-up on fuel prices, they simply refused”.
“Thirdly, when we see NDC foot soldiers vandalizing party properties and burning cars just because they disagree with the nomination of certain DCEs, it fuels the plan for people to be proactive”, he said.
He finally ended by expressing hope that there wouldn’t be violence after the Supreme Court has announced its final verdict.