Portuphy can’t cause riot and go scot-free – Kennedy Agyapong

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In the face of police inertia in solving the post-election attacks, political party leaders have taken to the media issuing threats and counter threats of violence.

On Thursday it was the Chairman of the governing National Democratic Congress Kofi Portuphy who asked supporters of the losing party to defend themselves if they are attacked by rampaging supporters of the New Patriotic Party.

Mr Portuphy was incensed by what he said was the needless unprovoked attacks on their members by the supporters of the NPP soon after last week’s elections.

He chronicled what he said were attacks on supporters and sympathisers of the governing party and named a popular Comedian Wofa K, Musician Mzbel, some Ministers of state who he said were attacked by the NPP youth.

Some of the attacks, particularly, the one on Wofa K have been reported as a hoax to court public sympathy.

But the NDC chair said the governing party would no longer entertain any such attacks without fighting back.

His comments have since been justified by the Deputy General Secretary of the party Koku Anyidoho and National Organiser of the party Kofi Adams.

Speaking to Joy News, controversial MP for Assin North Kennedy Agyapong said the NDC party chairman will be the first to fall if there is violence.

Mr Agyapong condemned the attacks said to have been perpetrated by NPP supporters on their NDC counterparts and confirmed that one of the members of the vigilante group who took over the Toll Booth at the Tema end of the Motorway on Monday works for him.

The NPP MP said he “blasted” his boy and warned him that if he broke the law, the law would deal with him.

Kennedy Agyapong will however not forgive the NDC chairman should violence break out in Ghana on account of his comment. “If NPP people are attacking NDC people it should stop. I don’t subscribe to that. It should stop. We do not need that in this country.

“Yesterday, for instance, I went on air to condemn what the guys did at the toll booth. I am surprised the NDC chairman came out with such press conference.

“If he tries anything, I will give one command, and he will be the first person to go down. That one I assure him.

“He cannot cause riots and go scot-free,” he said.

SOURCE:FRANK OWUSU KOJO ASIAMAH (FOKA)