Johnson Asiedu Nketia, Chairperson of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), asserted that his party is a target of violent acts committed by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Nketia claimed that the NPP is the primary instigator of disruptions to the nation’s peace during elections. He called on stakeholders to hold President Akufo-Addo and his associates accountable for these alleged actions.
According to Nketia, NDC members, frequently subjected to violence, are compelled to defend themselves in response to NPP-initiated attacks.
“We are the victims of violence, and yet, when moral and civil societies speak, they either engage in equalization, urging all parties to ensure peaceful elections, or advise us in the NDC, the victims, to ensure peace for the oppressor. But we say never again,” he declared on January 8, 2024.
Nketia emphasized that while the NDC remains committed to working for a peaceful Ghana and safeguarding the interests of the masses, they will not tolerate a recurrence of violence similar to the incidents in 2020.
The NDC Chairperson also expressed concern about President Akufo-Addo’s public commitment to hand over power to an NPP successor. Nketia accused Akufo-Addo of undermining the sovereign will of Ghanaians by stating his intention to select his successor rather than letting the people decide. He called for Akufo-Addo to abandon his partisan commitment, asserting that sovereignty resides with the people, and only they should determine political leadership.