May 22, 2024

Legal practitioner, Lawyer Martin Luther Kpebu has cautioned political parties in Ghana especially the opposition, NDC to be conscious and prioritize public peace in Tuesday’s by-election.

He said, the obscure practice of deploying vigilante groups to election grounds while Anti-vigilantism groups in Ghana’s elections has been enacted must stop.

Lawyer Kpebu’s comments come after it has been alleged that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is plotting mayhem in Assin North in Tuesday’s by-election.

Reacting to these allegations Martin Kpebu bemoaned over the actions of the NDC to obstruct public peace at Assin North.

“After enacting Anti-vigilantism groups in Ghana’s elections a major opposition party NDC is still deploying a taskforce to obstruct public peace at Assin North. That obscure practice must stop in Ghana’s politics”. He tweeted.

An operative of the National Democratic Congress who has participated in by-elections at Cheroponi, Akwatia, Odododiodioo, and Ayawaso West Wuogon, James Agbey, has sent a strong caution to the NPP ahead of the polls in Assin North.

In a statement made available to GhanaWeb, James Agbey said that recent happenings and a few other intelligences he has picked up point to the fact that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is aiming to foment trouble at Assin North on Tuesday, June 27, 2023.

The Electoral Commission of Ghana will hold a by-election at Assin North to elect a new Member of Parliament after the Supreme Court ruled that the name of James Gyakye Quayson should be struck out of parliament’s records since his 2020 election was unconstitutional.

Ahead of the by-election, the two leading political parties have been rallying support to get their candidates: NDC’s James Gyakye Quayson, and the NPP’s Charles Opoku, elected.

But James Agbey, the NDC operative, has said that the NPP should not be deceived that it can muscle its way into fomenting trouble without a reprisal from the NDC.