Mahama didn’t lie; NPP has been training thugs since 2017 – Lawyer


A member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Legal team, has defended the flagbearer of the party over his claims that the government is training thugs to cause mayhem in the 2020 elections.

John Mahama while addressing the leadership of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) last week claimed he feared there will be widespread violence during the 2020 elections as according to him, the government has been training thugs in various areas in the country for that purpose.

“I remember at the time of Ayawaso West Wuogon, there was a letter that came out asking party executives to bring able-bodied people to be trained as security.

“Since then, we have evidence that those people have been to Asutuare and trained in batches over and over again in all kinds of combat techniques and other things.

“It’s is a worry that Ayawaso West Wuogon will be repeated on a larger scale than it did”, Mr Mahama said.

The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has since come out to deny the allegations by the former President accusing him of seeking to cause fear and panic in the nation.

“The NPP emphatically denies any knowledge or participation in any wild claim of ‘military training’ to disrupt the upcoming elections in 2020. Mahama misled the people when President and now misleading them with lies in opposition,” the party said in a statement.

Commenting on the NPP statement on Accra-based Okay FM as monitored by, Lawyer Edudzie Tamakloe said the former President only spoke the truth.

“Mahama only sought to raise awareness so it can be addressed…the NPP has been training the thugs as far back as April 2017, concerned citizens have been calling on us because they fear the worse…,” he said.

He further claimed that the former President will win the 2020 elections by a huge percentage that will shock everyone.

“The 2020 elections will be like the Judgment Day…Ghanaians are going to have a 2nd independence day from a government which has deliberately decided to collapse people’s jobs…,” he said.

Source: Ghana | | KWAKU NTI


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