GHANA: Bye-Election Violence, As Political Parties Planing To Demonstrate On Feb 7

By Deborah Asantewaa |www.modernghana.com |

Bernard Mornah addressing the media

Members of the Inter-Party Coalition for National Sovereignty (PCNS) have vowed to hit the streets of Accra on February 7 to protest against the rising threat and dangerous activities of rambo-styled vigilante groups which have gained momentum under the President Akufo-Addo’s Government.

According to members of the Coalition, the recent brutalities on members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) by armed masked men in security uniform at the just ended Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election portends a dangerous path for Ghana’s young democracy.

The group which is made up of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Progressive People’s Party (PPP), All People’s Congress (APC) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Convention People’s Party (CPP) say, the planned demonstration is not motivated by petty partisan politics but an effort to protect the country against the failed national security.

Speaking at a news conference in Accra, the Convener and National Chairman of the PNC, Bernard Mornah said the Coalition has decided to embark on this demo to protect the country against any political mutinies.

Mr Mornah noted that the sporadic attacks and shootings of members of NDC at the La Bawaleshie Polling station are a precursor to a far worst uprising in the upcoming 2020 general election.

According to the Convener, members of the Coalition have compiled lots of evidence and identities of supposed National Security Operatives who they alleged, appears to be personal guards of the leadership of the NPP.

He added that the list of the masked armed men who were involved in the premeditated violence and bloodshed include substantive prove of persons who are occupants of the presidency allegedly.

Mr. Mornah indicated that the Coalition will petition the international community including the United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) with videos and pictorial evidence for concrete action to be taken to flush out the pro-government militant group.

He calls on Ghanaians to be bold and fearless in their denunciations of the diminution of the nation’s democracy and the values which it stands.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.