General News of Saturday, 13 October 2018
Former Member of Parliament for Bantama constituency, Henry Kokofu says Ghanaians should blame the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and opposition National Democratice Congress(NDC) for the recent attack by the Delta Force on Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei.
Addressing the issue on Peace FM’s ‘Kokrokoo’ programme, Henry Kokofu told host Kwami Sefa Kayi that these vigilante actions have gained momentum because political parties like the ruling NPP and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have failed to take the necessary punitive sanctions against the hooligans.
According to him, the Delta Force attack is awful and dreadful but stressed that “if we, political parties, want this thing to come to an end; it will surely end. Particularly NDC and NPP, if we want this vigilantism to stop, it will end today. So, Ghanaians should hold us responsible”.
Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei, Minister of State for Monitoring & Evaluation who doubles as Member of Parliament for Old Tafo was nearly assaulted by some heavily-built men of the Delta Force.
The muscular men reportedly interrupted a meeting of constituency executives which Dr. Akoto Osei was chairing with the intent to physically manhandle him but he escaped unharmed.
Several political figures have condemned the action by the pro-NPP vigilante group.
Seasoned journalist, Kweku Baako Jnr. has also called on the Police not to entertain members of the Delta Force members suspected to have attacked the Minister, stressing the suspects should be imprisoned and the keys to the prison “thrown away under the sea”.
“We all believe in the rule of law, due process, or else I’d say the people who have been arrested should be sent to prison and the keys thrown away into the sea. We’re tired. It’s impunity of the highest order in the name of politics; party politics, it’s too much Kwami . . . it’s tiring discussing the same old matter every time saying the same thing . . .” he said.