The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has warned that President Akufo-Addo and his cohorts will not get away with the “premeditated, cynical and shameful subterfuge to subvert the electoral process and undermine the growth of our democracy.”
In a statement signed by its National Chairman, Dr. Kofi Portuphy, the NDC said it will hit the street to register its displeasure with dismissal of Charlotte Osei after the burial of late Amissah Arthur on July 27th.
He reiterated that the party is prepared to take decisive steps to register their revulsion in the strongest possible terms against this flagrant abuse of the legal process
Below is the full statement:
NDC APPEALS FOR CALM AND ASSURES OF MASSIVE RESISTANCE TO PROTECT OUR DEMOCRACY AFTER THE FUNERAL RITES OF H.E. KWESI BEKOE AMISSAH-ARTHUR
The leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has noted the widespread condemnation, outrage and general agitation over the government's machinations at the Electoral Commission.
We wish to assure all party members and the entire nation that the NDC remains committed to safeguarding our democracy, which we have all toiled for and nurtured. The NDC will therefore resist the deliberate attempt by the Akufo-Addo Government to abuse constitutional processes with the sole objective of manipulating the electoral process.
While acknowledging the legitimacy of the enormous pressure from the rank and file to exercise our inalienable constitutional right by demonstrating against this blatant assault on our democracy, we wish to renew our earlier appeal for all to remain calm until after the funeral of our fallen hero, the former Vice President of Ghana, H.E. Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur.
We wish to affirm our strong resolve that, the NDC and our democratic allies in fulfillment of our constitutional obligations will surely take decisive steps to register our revulsion in the strongest possible terms against this flagrant abuse of the legal process after we have accorded our Comrade a befitting send off on 27th July, 2018.
The leadership understands the restlessness among party members and the good people of Ghana in general. Please be assured that President Akufo-Addo and his collaborators will not be allowed to get away with the premeditated, cynical and shameful subterfuge to subvert the electoral process and undermine the growth of our democracy.
Dr. Kofi Portuphy