Deputy Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region Mr. Baah Acheamfour has asked the Ghana Police Service to equally arrest individuals like presidential candidate aspirant of the of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Hon Kennedy Agyapong before making any attempt to arrest the embattled Suame Constituency Organizer of his party.
The Ghana Police Service on Sunday issued a press statement on a viral video by the Constituency Organizer of the NDC in Suame Constituency Mr Koampa Razak for inciting political violence ahead of the 2024 general elections.
“The Ashanti Regional Police Command has initiated steps to get this person arrested to face justice”, the police statement said.
“Meanwhile, we would like to take this opportunity to urge political actors to be circumspect in their utterances and actions as we work together to safeguard the peace and security of our beloved country”, the Ghana Police Service cautioned.
Responding to the statement issued by the security agency, Mr Baah Acheamfour insisted that, the police must fairly arrest some political actors, who have made similar statements like NPP Presidential Candiadte Aspirant and MP for Assin Central Hon Kennedy Agyapong,
“If the Ghana Police now think that those statements have criminal implications that can call for arrest …then they should also remember that crime has no expiring date ….they should start by Prosecuting Anthony Karbo, Kennedy Agyapong and co; then after, they can come and arrest Koampa Razak because they made those statements first”. Mr Baah Acheamfour said this in his statement copied to this source
“In any case, there are historical precedents to those political statements: Anthony Karbo in 2016 said if Akufo Addo doesn’t win Ghana will be like Afghanistan… Afghanistan was not hosting world cup tournament when this statement was made, rather they were in a middle war that was virtually collapsing the country. Same people crying now were on his defense. Kennedy Agyarpong said Akans should kill gas, ewes and northerners and he’s now aspiring to be the flagbearer of the NPP”, he categorically stated.
Mounting a spirited defense for his constituency Organizer who is currently being hunted by the Ashanti Regional Police Command, Mr Baah Acheamfour said “he said it because of the pain he still has in him about the people who were killed in Techiman South where the shootings and killing of unarmed civilians happened on live TV but until now nothing has happend to the assassins”.
In his statement Baah Acheamfour emphasized that, he personally wishes the 2024 elections will be peaceful and violent-free.