April 20, 2012

The Member of Parliament for Adenta, Kojo Adu-Asare has slammed the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for their deafening silence on the destruction of public property by NPP supporters during the arrest of NPP MP for Assin North Kennedy Agyapong.

According to him, this dastardly act must be condemned by all Ghanaians including the NPP leadership as it is criminal and reprehensible.

Some supporters of the New Patriotic Party on Monday night went on a vandalism spree destroying public property including streets lights and traffic lights near the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, while others broke windscreens of cars parked on the premises of the Police Headquarters and also burnt worn out car tyres on the ring road obstructing free flow of traffic in the process.

It all begun when the incensed crowed were sprayed with water cannon, tear gas and pepper by the police when the milling crowed attempted to go beyond the restricted area at the police headquarters ,when they tried to secure the release of the acerbic tongue MP who had been arrested by the police in connection with his inciting remarks urging Ashantes to attack Ewes and Gas following attacks on some Akans at Odododiodioo In Accra during the on-going biometric registration exercise.

However speaking on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana show, the MP for Adenta Hon. Adu-Asare stated that the NPP’s inability to publicly condemn the unruly behavior of the supporters several days after the incident occurred shows the party’s approval and complicity in the unfortunate action.

He said damage to public property is a criminal act and must be discouraged as huge sum of monies are spent putting such facilities in place.

Hon. Adu- Asare wondered why the NPP always has a difficulty in coming out publicly to condemn any misdeeds of the party members describing that behavior as unfortunate.

Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh