It will be unfair to tag the NPP as a violent party - Freddie Blay
Acting National Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay has slammed critics tagging them as a violent party following the attacks by the vigilante group Delta Force.
Speaking in an interview with Accra based Asempa Fm, the former legislator said: ‘’ I think it is not very fair for anybody to say so, it is not fair.
When about two or three people go against the law or do anything untoward, you don’t come into conclusion that the whole party is involved in wrongdoing. I think that is not proper.
A Ghanaian goes abroad to deal in cocaine doesn’t mean that the whole Ghanaians are cocaine dealers. One Ghanaian kills somebody and you say Ghanaians are murderers.
I think if you say so, you are not being fair to Ghanaians. In the same way we agree that Delta Forces are members of the party, we agree that they’ve supported the party towards our elections dating back from 2000….We all condemned what they did but it doesn’t mean that the party takes full responsibility for what has happened. They went lawless, and it’s inexcusable.’’
He has however condemned the attack stating that, the party is embarrassed by the lawlessness and attacks.
“They are not kids, now they’ve taken the step of doing the unthinkable and it is a pity, it has brought embarrassment and it is a bad PR for us. But I don’t think that is the end of the world,” he said.
The Delta Force members stormed a Kumasi Circuit Court where 13 other members were standing trail for allegedly harassing the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator, George Adjei.
He said: “Although they have apologized, of course it doesn’t mean that the party would interfere with police during their investigation, the party didn’t do that. We had to allow the law to take its own course. In allowing the law to take its own course that resulted in them being brought before the court. And unfortunately, they were supposed to be remanded. And that was part of the foolish thing that they [Delta Force] did. We condemn it.’’