The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is demanding police protection for its elected Members of Parliament (MP) following recent attacks on some of them.
The Member of Parliament-elect for the Keta constituency, Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpey, was attacked and assaulted by some gun-wielding men at his residence at Afiadenyigba in the Volta Region.
Similarly, the Member of Parliament-elect for the Jomoro constituency in the Western Region, Dorcas Toffey is reported to have been assaulted in her residence, resulting in her hospitalisation and injuries to members of her household.
In a statement signed by the party’s Director of Communications, Kakra Essamuah, the NDC condemned “in the strongest possible terms the violent attacks against the party Members of Parliament (MP) for the Keta and Jomoro constituencies immediately following the respective victories In the recently conducted general elections.
The party further accused the New Patriotic Party (NPP) of orchestrating the attacks.
“This was clearly designed to cause severe injury to her in the expectation that she may not be able to take her seat at the time of swearing-in, thus enabling the NPP to claim majority status and empower them to select the Speaker of Parliament.”
The party consequently demanded, “that all our Members of Parliament elect to be provided with adequate security by the Inspector General of the Ghana Police Service.”
“Additionally, we call on the Individual NDC MPs to take the necessary measures to boost their personal security, just as we strongly urge the party in the affected Constituencies to offer assistance towards achieving maximum security for all NDC MPs elect.”
The party also called out President Akufo-Addo “to restrain the hoodlums from his party who from the registration period and throughout the elections, have committed acts of vandalism and violence against NDC Members and supporters that soil the image of our dear country.”