A dastardly trend of assaults and attempted murders have begun around Parliamentary Candidates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who have been elected into office.
At least two NDC MPs-elect have been assaulted by persons suspected to be members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the wake of the NPP’s attempts to offset the pending prospect of it being the minority in the august House.
MP-elect for Keta in the Volta Region, Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpey, was said to have been attacked by gunmen from the NPP’s Invisible Forces goon squad at his Afiadenyigba home early morning on Friday.
“We consider this armed attack by suspected NPP hoodlums as part of the grand scheme by the Nana Akufo-Addo led NPP to reduce our majority seats in Parliament and President John Dramani Mahama’s overwhelming win in the just ended Parliamentary and Presidential elections. These armed attacks such as the armed invasion of the house of the NDC MP-elect for Jomoro Constituency tend to follow a similar pattern,” Citi News quotes the NDC statement in a report.
“These barbaric and sadistic acts also bear the fingerprints of an organized, planned, well-rehearsed sinister agenda of the Akuf-Addo-led NPP to divert attention from the stolen election. It is also our considered position that these midnight attacks by such insidious armed NPP militia are being executed with the tacit support of the NPP leadership with the view to kill, seize and destroy our pink sheets. The diabolic and evil agenda is to use these as the pretext to mount legal challenges in order to reduce the NDC parliamentary strength,” a statement signed by NDC Volta Region Secretary, James Gunu, said.
Earlier, the home of the NDC’s MP-elect for Jomoro, in the Western Region, Dorcas Affo-Toffey was also besieged by NPP members and supporters who pelted it with stones. Leading the charge was said to be the NPP Secretary for Jomoro, Eric Muah.
“This is what is happening at my residence right now… I am under attack by the NPP in Jomoro allegedly lead by Eric Muah, their constituency secretary,” she wrote on Facebook.
It is not known who will be next on the list of NDC MPs to be attacked.
Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission has declared three Parliamentary seats that had earlier been declared for the NDC, for the NPP. The NDC has vowed to resist the reversals along with the declaration of the Presidential results for President Akufo-Addo.