Akufo-Addo must call party hooligans to order – Dr Aggrey Darko

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General News of Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Source: asempanews.com

2017-01-10

Aggrey Darko Political Science lecturer, Dr Evans Aggrey Darko

Political Science lecturer, Dr Evans Aggrey Darko has urged President Akufo-Addo and the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to call rioting youth of the party to order before the attacks escalate.

He said the incessant attacks on government installations across the country amounted to hooliganism, which he added, must be halted immediately.

“These attacks don’t send the right signal to the citizenry. We voted for government to hold our properties and assets in our trust and not to lord over them. The notion that once your party is in office you are above the law should be dispelled.

“I think the president and the leadership of the NPP should engage their supporters and call them to order right away. Political leaders must discourage their supporters from doing that moving forward,” the political scientist added.

Dr Aggrey-Darko made the call on GHone Television during the station’s State of Affairs programme on Monday.

Some youth believed to be sympathisers of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), went on rampage on Monday breaking into rooms of occupants at the Kwame Nkrumah Flats at Laterbiokoshie in Accra.

But for the timely intervention of the Police, they would have forcefully ejected occupants of the flat.

Others also stormed the Tema Habour in the early hours of Monday demanding to be given control of some key installations of there. There were several reports across the country on Monday.

The errant supporters are demanding that all national security operatives manning the Golden Jubilee terminal, Reefer and Atlas yards be withdrawn for them to take over.

The action, according to them, was in retaliation of what the now opposition, National Democratic Congress, did in 2009 when they took over power.