Former Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan, has slammed the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for linking the death of an activist at Ejura, Ibrahim Mohammed ‘Kaaka’, to President Akufo-Addo’s administration.
The NDC Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi has blamed the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the killing of Ibrahim Mohammed a.k.a ‘Kaaka’.
Sammy Gyamfi is convinced the mob that attacked Macho Kaaka are members of the ruling party stressing the killing of the activist is an indication of insecurity under the leadership of President Nana Akufo-Addo.
In an interview with Okay FM, Sammy Gyamfi alleged; “There is hardship in the country and people are afraid to talk because they are afraid for their lives. Today, they have killed Kaaka. NPP killed Kaaka. Kaaka stays in Ejura and has been on this #fixthecountry campaign. He has been talking about abandoned projects. Before he was attacked by a mob, he announced that he has been threatened by the known NPP members. He even published the threats. He was beaten by a mob.”
Ex-Prez Mahama’s Statement On Ejura Killing
Former President John Dramani Mahama has also called on the President to direct an immediate de-escalation of the situation at Ejura in the Ashanti Region.
“I add my voice to calls for calm following the shooting to death of two persons and the injury to many in Ejura today, following the murder of youth activist Ibrahim ‘Kaaka’ Mohammed. I have just seen a video of the firing of live ammunition into a crowd by persons wearing military attire, after the burial of the murdered youth activist.
“There must be a very thorough investigation of both the murder of the youth activist and the security rules of engagement, which resulted in the shooting to death of the two others,” Mr. Mahama stated on his website.
Kwamena Fires NDC
Discussing the issue on Peace FM’s ”Kokrokoo”, Kwamena Duncan blasted the NDC for scoring political points with the Ejura incident.
He questioned the party’s motive saying, “the NDC and President Mahama, are they telling us that, during that time when such incident occurred, the NPP should have issued a statement to say President Mahama and the NDC did it? 2014, there was an incident. They have always taken Ghanaians that these are persons or people who forget easily. I mean they will forget easily and therefore we will take advantage of their nature where they tend to forget. At the time, no NPP member issued a statement saying we hold NDC responsible for what has happened because we didn’t have basis for that”.
”When people want to ride on the back of bloodshedding to gain some political mileage, it’s difficult to understand. The incident that has happened, drawing attention to it; well and good but, when you say ‘warns Police and blames government for death of activist’, is that how you intend drawing attention to what has happened? If you want to draw attention, is that how you do it? When government neither stood left nor right, when government has absolutely no hand; why do we want to rush?”, he fumed.
He, however, challenged the oppostion party to make public any evidence they have to corroborate their claims.
”What information does the NDC have which proves that it is the government that murdered Kaaka Mohammed? Can they make that information available to the Ghanaian people?”, he asked.
”Let’s focus on building the nation. Why? Why has the NDC become something like without power, they simply cannot survive as a political party? Why? When they get power too, it is only just to take the entire country back,” he further rebuked the NDC.
Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana