The National Democratic Congress (NDC) have given President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo seven days to take full responsibility of the action of pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) vigilante group Delta Force, failure of which they will embark on a series of mass actions.
Describing Delta Force as a group of lawless brigands with allegiance to President Akufo-Addo and the NPP, the opposition party says that such an act will happen less than 100 days into a government tells of the “weakness, gross incompetence and an inability to maintain the basic tenets of law and order” of the current government.
In a statement issued on Friday, April 7, a day after Delta Force stormed a Kumasi Circuit Court to set free some members standing trial, the NDC condemned the attacks and further made demands expected to be met within seven days.
“We also use this opportunity [to] call on the following security bosses who have shown complete failure in dealing with this matter, to resign their positions with immediate effect; the Interior Minister, the Minister for National Security, the Inspector General of Police and the National Security Coordinator.
“Whiles at it, we demand the following from the President Akuffo Addo Government: A swift action to continue with the trial of those members of the “Delta Force” who were standing trial for an attack on the Regional Security Coordinator at the Kumasi Regional Administration Offices last week; An immediate arrest and trial of all those involved in the attack on the circuit court and; That the President take full responsibility for these actions.”
It added: “If these actions are not taken by the end of the 7 days, we shall embark on a series of mass actions via all peaceful and lawful means to press home our demands further to ensure that this “Black Thursday” never occurs again in the annals of Ghana’s history.”
Read full statement here