The Security and Intelligence Committee of the Ashanti Regional New Patriotic Party (NPP), has appealed to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the National Peace Council and all security agencies in the country to call upon the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the region to halt their “disruptive and truancy” ways that was hurting the peaceful nature of the NPP.
The NPP said it has had to restrain its law-abiding supporters whose patience was running out from retaliating in attacks and insults mounted on them by their opponents, adding that “we are getting to our wits end. Our patience are running out”.
Addressing the media in Kumasi, Col Serebuor Ababio, the coordinator of the Regional Security and Intelligence Committee of the NPP enumerated some of the acts of the NDC to include the following.
He pointed to the alleged invasion of the studios of Fox FM in Kumasi and the subsequent arrest and detention of their Communications Director, Dr Kwesi Kyei who he said knew nothing about the invasion; as well as the destruction of election materials and equipment by NDC thugs at the Gyenyase registration centre.
He also said that at Appiadu, NDC thugs invaded the registration centre, led by the chief executive officer of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Mr Kojo Bonsu, and the Deputy Chief of Staff, My Jonny Osei Kofi who he said also invoked deities to curse the people of Kumasi.
He added that at Asokore Mampong, the MCE, Mr Nuredeen Amidan led a group to destroy registration materials in the full glare of the police who refused to arrest the perpetrators, and added that the thugs were also wielding pistols and displayed state-owned communication gadgets.
Col Serebuor said the last straw that broke the camel’s back was the threat by the police to arrest the NPP Regional Chairman, Mr Bernard Antwi Boasiako, a move he described as an attempt to frustrate the NPP and push the NDC’s agenda on achieving one million votes in the region.