President Nana Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians that his government will not shield anyone found to have broken the laws of this country. Application of the laws of the land he said must occur without fear or favour, affection or ill-will and without recourse to the political, religious or ethnic affiliations of any citizen of the land.
The president addressing a gathering at the Flagstaff House after the swearing-in of the newly appointed Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Sophia Akuffo said, ‘’when you fall foul of the law, you must be dealt with accordingly and the law enforcement agencies including the judiciary must ensure this is done.
He warned party supporters of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to desist from doing so since his administration will not shield anyone. ‘’To persons perpetrating acts of lawlessness in the name of being members of the ruling party, let me make it clear to you that you will find no shield in my government from the law.’’
He again condemned the recent attack at Savelegu for example where allegedly a handful of party executives and youth tried to prevent the MCE who was duly appointed and requisite approval from the Assembly from working was unacceptable.
He charged the police to deal with the culprits. ‘’I urge the police to do everything in their power to bring to book all those who fall foul of the law. We cannot have development which will bring jobs to our youth without order,’’ he said.