The Acting General Secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu has accused the Nima Divisional Police command of failing to intervene when members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) besieged and attacked the residence of the NPP flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday morning.
Citi News earlier reported violent clashes between supporters of the NPP and those of the National Democratic Congress at the Nima residence of the flagbearer.
Stones and bottles were found around the residence moments after.
It remains unclear what may have sparked the attacks, but according to the NPP, it was a deliberate orchestration by the NDC “to bait the NPP into responding in similar fashion.”
Mr Boadu said, the police only reported to the scene after the supporters of the NDC had left.
He said the police did not come in to prevent the NDC supporters from attempting to forcefully invade the premises of the NPP flagbearer.
He told Citi News, “this thing happened at the Nima Police station, close by. They [Police] couldn’t even send people to come and defend their own people who were with the NDC. So after our intelligent and bold security people had quelled the difficulty, you want to enter, enter the house to do what?”
“In the midst of the difficulty, in the heat of the event, no police man to the aid of the people who wanted to forcefully enter into the house of the flagbearer. We need them, they are part of our system. They are supposed to ensure that every Tom, Dick and Harry is secured in our country,” he said.
“From the way they are behaving and from the feedback that our people are getting, it may get to a point that we may not need the Police. Because if your will be attacked and the police does nothing, and you are able to defend yourself, not that the police will come in, come in to do what?,” he quizzed.