The National Democratic Congress (NDC), has blamed President Akufo-Addo for the murder of Captain Maxwell Mahama at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region.
According to the party, President Akufo-Addo’s government since it assumed office in January this year, has superintended over several chaotic events and failed to adequately address them.
Describing the events as “unacceptable” the NDC threatened to stage a civil protest over the President’s inability to protect Ghanaians.
A statement signed by the party’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, said, “If it is the case that President Akufo-Addo has come to the realisation that he is unable to manage the affairs of State, he should do the honourable thing and resign so we get a more Competent Leader to lead Kwame Nkrumah’s Ghana.”
Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama of the 5th Infantry Battalion was lynched at Denkyira-Obuasi after the residents claim they mistook him for an armed robber.
The late military officer was among others deployed to combat illegal mining activities in the Denkyira-Obuasi forest reserve.
Read the NDC’s full statement below:
President Akufo-Addo Must Act Swiftly to Restore Sanity
The National Democratic Congress (NDC), condemns without any equivocation, the dastardly and barbaric lynching of a serving Captain of Ghana’s revered Armed Forces.
We share in the pain of the Ghana Armed Forces and express our heartfelt sympathy to the Chief of Defense Staff, all his Officers and Men, who are at this moment seething with grief.
We also send our utmost heartfelt condolences to the, widow, children, parents, and Family of the late Captain Maxwell Mahama : an officer and a gentleman.
The NDC is laying blame of this heinous and callous lynching of Captain Mahama at the doorstep of President Akufo-Addo.
This is because ever since President John Dramani Mahama and the NDC handed over a peaceful Ghana to President Akufo-Addo’s NPP on the 7th January, 2017 the nation has known no peace.
Under the direct supervision of President Akufo-Addo, the state has watched and sponsored its goon squads to unleash wanton mayhem on innocent Ghanaians.
From the beating up of a serving Police Officer at the Flagstaff House, to the beating up of a Regional Security Co-ordinator, the disruption of a court process, the burning of toll booths and the molestation of civil servants, the lawless Culture Of Impunity has now reached the doorstep of the Ghana Armed Forces.
This is highly unacceptable Mr. President.
The NDC wishes to send a very loud message to President Akufo-Addo that; Enough is Enough!!!!!!
The NDC will sooner than later if this level of impunity persists, be compelled to engage in a legitimate social revolution to protest the inability of President Akufo-Addo to protect the good people of this country.
If it is the case that President Akufo-Addo has come to the realisation that he is unable to manage the affairs of State, he should do the honourable thing and resign so we get a more Competent Leader to lead Kwame Nkrumah’s Ghana.
For the avoidance of doubt: the NDC shall “resist oppressors rule with all our will and might forevermore”.
President Akufo-Addo’s “All die be die” despicable style of leadership shall not be allowed to fester.
We shall not allow Ghana to die!!!!!
Johnson Asiedu Nketiah
(NDC, General Secretary)