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Deal with miscreants destroying gov’t property – NPP to Police

John Boadu, acting General Secretary, NPP.

The acting General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, NPP, John Boadu, has said the party has not authorized any group of people to vandalize state property, and wants the Police to arrest anyone caught doing so.

Some youth alleged to be loyalists of the NPP have besieged government offices to take over management, while others have destroyed some government property claiming their party is now in power, and they have the right to take over state agencies.

But according to the acting General Secretary of the party, the individuals in question cannot be said to be supporters of the party.

Speaking on the Citi Breakfast show, he said, “We’ve not sanctioned or approved of any member of our party to take the law into his or her hands. We disapprove it and condemn it.”

He argued that, the Police must be seen to be proactive in dealing with the situation.

“My concerns is not about an NPP person doing it, but my concern is a Ghanaian or any other person who has no authority to do so or take the law into his own hands. The police has a responsibility of protecting lives and property. The police must do their work, if it calls for arrest, they should do it.”

On Monday, there were about seven different instances of the alleged takeover and in some cases, disturbances. There have been concerns that the party is looking on unconcerned.

Some well-built men numbering about 200, claiming to be members of the party’s “Invisible Forces”, thronged the premises of the Golden Jubilee terminal of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), to demand their share of national security jobs.

Another group of supporters last Friday, also besieged the premises of the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly, to disallow the signing of a supposed last minute contract by the Ashaiman MCE, Ibrahim Baidoo.

The leadership of the NPP in Ashaiman claimed the MCE had summoned a meeting of some prominent committee members of the Assembly, to rectify a revenue collection contract between the Assembly and a revenue collection company called Atomz Solutions.

In the Western Region, some loyalists of the party were alleged to have besieged and locked up the office of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Bodi.

Confirming the incident to Citi News, the Member of Parliament for the area, Sampson Ahi, said the suspects put the office under lock and key and injured the manager of the Scheme in the district.

By: Jonas Nyabor/citifmonline.com/Ghana