The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has stated that the killing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) member in Kumasi yesterday was underpinned by former president John Dramani Mahama’s infamous boot for boot comment.
According to the ruling party, the former president is to be blamed for the current violence in the opposition party.
NPP’s Communications Director, Yaw Boabeng Asamoah said this when he addressed journalists at his party’s asylum down national headquarters in Accra.
He said NPP condemns the killing of the NDC member in a gun battle in Kumasi.
The shooting incident which occurred on Monday, February 18, around mid day left NDC member, Wasihu Idrisu dead according to Police report.
Mr. Boabeng Asamoah stated that when President Akufo-Addo condemned the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election shootings, the former president rather choose to call for “boot-for-boot”.
He said Mr. Mahama and the NDC sought to deliberately infuse a sense of political violence in the country ahead of the 2020 elections.
He condemned the former president for peddling what he termed as falsehoods about the Ayawaso West Wuogon shooting incident.
According to him, the NPP was completely different from the NDC.
Whilst the NDC is violent, he said the NPP was concerned about its responsibility to masses and economic growth, adding that the NPP has been the only party that has been pro-poor.
He wondered why the NDC which doubted the credibility of the Police Service to probe the Ayawaso West Wuogon shootings has now found faith in the Police to probe the Kumasi killing.
Meanwhile the government through the information ministry, has condemned the act of shooting and killing of an NDC member, and called on the police to probe and bring the perpetrators to book.
Below is the statement from the ministry of information: