Kwamena Duncan, Central Regional Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has described the US Embassy statement issued to its residence in the country as a challenge which Ghanaians must rise up to.
The US Embassy on Monday urged its citizens to take note of “potential increase in political tensions and the possibility of isolated violence associated with the anticipated August 29 announcement of the Ghanaian Supreme Court’s decision on the legal challenge to Ghana’s election results”.
This statement raised a lot controversy since many are of the view that there is already tension in the country and the embassy need not add to it. According to them, the statement was needless and untimely.
However, contributing to panel discussions on Peace FM’s morning show ‘Kokrokoo’ with sit-in host Nana Yaw Kesse, Kwamena Duncan said: “It is a challenge thrown to us in a skewed derogatory way. If even they are predicting violence, it doesn’t mean it has occurred. It should not get us stammering around because we are peace loving people”
Speaking on the same issue on the same platform, Managing Editor of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Kweku Baako has opined that there is no need for Ghanaians to worry about the statement because it is a “Preventive measure; this is not the first time. It is better than waiting for something to cure it and so whether something is going to happen or not, it is always good for security and intelligence agencies to prepare. There is no need for worry; there is absolutely nothing wrong.”