President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is to blame for the lynching of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said.
“The NDC is laying blame for this heinous and callous lynching of Captain Mahama at the doorstep of President Akufo-Addo,” the party said in a statement.
According to the party, Ghana has known no peace since the NDC, led by former President John Dramani Mahama, handed over power to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
“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,” the statement signed by its General Secretary Johnson Aseidu Nketia said.
The party noted that the acts of violence in the country were “unacceptable” and will sooner than later be compelled to engage in a legitimate social revolution to protest the inability of Nana Akufo-Addo to protect Ghanaians if this level of impunity persists.
The NDC said if Nana Akufo-Addo has come to the realisation that he is unable to manage the affairs of state, he should resign “so we get a more competent leader to lead Kwame Nkrumah’s Ghana,” adding that they will “resist oppressors’ rule with all our will and might forevermore”.
While condemning the “dastardly and barbaric lynching” of Mr Mahama the party also commiserated with the Ghana Armed Forces, Chief of Defence Staff, the widow, children, parents, and family of the deceased.
Captain Mahama was lynched by irate youth of Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region on suspicion that he was an armed robber, after a group of residents from whom he asked for directions during a Monday dawn jogging session spotted a pistol on him.