Last week’s by-election recorded some violent clashes largely between governing NDC affiliate, NPP’s Bolga Bulldogs and Azorka Boys. Addressing the media today, Dr. Nduom said he had been previously an observer of the violent activities of these political vigilante groups because there are many things at stake for him to keep the country as one.
Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom has served notice he would be forced to form a vigilante group to defend the Progressive People’s Party’s interest if violence at elections do not stop.
He said if President Mahama’s claimed that the Talensi by-election is a dress preparation for next year’s election is anything to go by then his party is likely to form the Sea Lions as a preemptive measure for what he foresees to be bloody confrontations in the 2016 general elections.
“It is not because I am not capable of completing boot by boot. I have invested my sweat, emotions, everything in this country. If I do not work to keep Ghana together, who will? Many people have hidden their funds overseas, in safer shores. Mine is visible, right here in Ghana. I have a responsibility to my family, my customers and business partners to be a responsible Ghanaian. I am a public servant, not a career politician.”
Possibly a time has come for the PPP to toe the line of the two major political parties who are seen using frightening macho-men to rig elections.
“But some of us also know how to buy guns, bows and arrows. We know where poor, hungry and desperate people are who do not care what happens to them today,” he underscored.
“If some people can raise an Azorka Army and others Bolga Bull Dogs, what happens if those of us who have disciplined ourselves so far decide to raise the Sea Lions for counter attack? What happens when the silent sufferers decide that enough is enough? Is this what the Minister of Interior was promoting when he said, “Violence begets violence”?”
“Probably what they will listen to us when we raise our own army, we can continue to be and be kept quiet. Why you think only, NDC people know where to buy guns, they should cheat themselves that they are the only ones with a monopoly over violence?”
The party has also accused election observers in the just ended Talensi by-election of bias in their post-election reports.
The party claimed none of the election observers highlighted the violence that characterized the elections, but rather declared it free and fair.
“They have also become a cover up for stealing and cheating in election… they themselves have become timid and have become appendages of that system that is wrong,” Kofi Siaw explained.
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