An aide to former President John Mahama, Lawyer Edudzie Tamakloe has alleged that the NPP government is currently training thugs at Asutuare.
He says they have intelligence from the security agencies that the government has plans to destabilize the 2020 general elections.
Speaking on Okay FM’s 'Ade Akye Abia' program, he explained that he has received calls to that effect and that they will provide pictorial evidence that the NPP government is really up to mischief.
"Don’t forget that the NPP when in opposition brought in some South African mercenaries to train their thugs to destabilize the elections."
"I can tell you that those thugs have arrived in the country and are currently training some NPP thugs at Asutuare," he said.
He expressed worry about what will happen in the country if the training is allowed to go on in the wake of what happened during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
Former President John Dramani Mahama has accused the government of training thugs, with the aim of disrupting the 2020 general elections.
He said the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is training vigilantes at Asutuare in combat techniques ahead of next year’s election.
Mahama made the allegation when the President of the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA), Affail Monney, paid him a courtesy call.
“We have evidence that those people (vigilantes) are being sent to Asutuare and trained in batches over and over again, in all kinds of combat techniques and other things,” he alleged.
Mahama, who described the situation as worrying, said he suspects government plans to disrupt the 2020 polls with these thugs.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer said he hopes there will not be a repeat of what happened during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election last year.
“If you lose an election and you believe that it was free and fair, you don’t have any cause to cause confusion."
“But if you feel that you were cheated, then sometimes emotions can run high,” Mahama added.
Watch interview below