The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has pointed accusing fingers at the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for recent fire outbreaks in markets.
The party indicated that it is the NDC that has resorted to arson to create tension in the country.
NPP general secretary, John Boadu, leveled the accusation in a statement on Monday.
He said, “For instance, the NDC National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, is on record to have incited his party footsoldiers to undertake series of “overt and covert operations” including setting markets ablaze and embarking on armed robbery attacks in order to create fear and sense of insecurity in the country.”
“Ofosu Ampofo is, of course, being prosecuted in court for this treasonable comment, and the court has established as a matter of fact that it was his voice in that leaked tape.”
The NPP scribe noted that beyond the NDC National Chairman, other leading members of the party including the 2020 flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama also engaged in the exercise of inciting their base to create mayhem and make the country ungovernable particularly after their humiliating defeat at the 2020 polls.
He averred that social media is awash with messages from misguided members of the NDC threatening to burn markets in order to ventilate their outrage at the outcome of the 2020 elections, which they are disputing.
“As a matter of fact, there is an abominable Facebook comment which has been making rounds on social media attributed to one of their guys, who used the name, Daniel Tee, threatening that, “we are burning down Kantamanto tomorrow.”
“He made this comment on 15th December, and lo and behold, on 16th December, these hoodlums executed the act and burnt down the Kantamanto market.”
“It cannot be gainsaid that the burning of the nation’s market can only be an execution of their widely publicized “overt and covert operations” as proclaimed by their leaders before, during and after the 2020 general elections which have, rightly so, been described as the most transparent and peaceful elections in our recent history,” he added.
He commended the Police for arresting one of the suspected arsonists behind the Kantamanto fire outbreak, one Daniel Dah Kormlah, who had been identified as an active member of the opposition NDC.
He also implored the police to immediately arrest Daniel Tee together with all his accomplices and make them face the full rigors of the law.
In a related development, the driver of Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, one Eric Adoglah, has been arrested over the market fires.