In response to Bryan Acheampong’s claims that the ruling NPP will never cede power to the opposition NDC, the Executive Director of the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), Emmanuel Akwetey, has urged that the Ghana Police Service summon Acheampong for questioning.
Dr. Akwetey is of the opinion that interrogating the MP on the remarks will reassure Ghanaians that the Police Service is consistent in inviting politicians who make careless remarks.
Mr Acheampong addressing party supporters at Mpraeso on Saturday said the ruling New Patriotic Party will never hand over power to the opposition NDC in 2025.
“NDC party will collapse. If the NDC dares to use threats, violence and foolishness in the 2024 election, we will let them know we have the men. We will show them that we have the men. We have the men! It will never happen that we, the NPP, will stand on a platform to hand over power to the NDC. It will never happen! We will make sure NPP remains in government at all cost”
But, Dr. Akwetey remarked in a media interview on Tuesday that Mr. Acheampong’s remarks are dangerous and incendiary and should be strongly denounced by everyone with a righteous opinion.
He further stated that it is critical that the allegations be looked into to see if there is more to them.
“I think that in the past when people have made statements that threaten our national unity or security, the Police deal with them. It happened to Kennedy Agyapong about the statement that Asante or Akans are being threatened, he was invited. Koku Anyidoho was also invited, we also heard of Mr [Ofosu] Ampofo, he is in court, so can the Police show a fair hand…could they invite him.”
“The rule of law requires that incendiary, subversive statements ought to be investigated,” Dr Akwetey added.