Government denies plotting attack on Akuffo Addo

Dr. Omane Boamah
Dr. Omane Boamah

The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described as “unthinkable, malicious and wicked” the allegation made by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) concerning the arrest of the three South Africans and two Ghanaians.

The NPP’s Acting National Chairman, Mr Freddie Blay, had alleged at a press conference that the three South Africans arrested for training unlawfully, were brought into Ghana by the NPP in response to government’s plot to attack their presidential and vice presidential candidates.

A statement signed by Dr Edward K. Omane Boamah, the Minister of Communications, said: “Without prejudice to the outcome of investigations and legal processes, we wish to state that the claim made by Mr Blay defies comprehension.

“It is both false and malicious. This is the most puerile defence ever attempted in a serious matter as this one.”

It said the NDC had noted that since news broke of the arrest of the individuals, the NPP had rendered incoherent responses in a bid to escape the widespread public condemnation.

This lie, however, was the most ridiculous yet and only reflected the desperation arising out of lack of leadership that had beset the NPP, the statement said.

The statement said President John Mahama has a proven track record of peaceful conduct and never in his political life had he encouraged violence.

He said the Government had reiterated its commitment to taking all necessary steps to ensure the security of the people and borders and commended the country’s security agencies for their vigilance and swift action which led to the apprehension of those individuals.

“We note that months before this incident they had also arrested persons transporting or possessing substantial caches of ammunition in Kumasi and Aflao.

“We will continue to extend the necessary assistance to the security agencies to enable them to carry out their functions in a more efficient and effective manner.”

“We are also encouraged by the profuse and widespread expression of national revulsion and outrage at these attempts by the NPP to undermine our collective peace and security,” the statement said.

The minister wished Ghanaians a happy Easter and urged the of exercise restraint and caution during the period in order to avert any excesses.

Source: GNA

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