The Criminal Investigation Department(CID) of the Ghana Police Service says it has started investigating the Deputy General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Obiri Boahen over his recent unsavory comments.
The Private Legal Practitioner is said to have made a comment he made during an interview with Accra-based Dadi FM that connoted violence.
“We have started an investigation into comments made by the Deputy General Secretary of the NPP…The fact that we have not arrested him does not mean that he cannot or will not be arrested. So if authorities during investigations find it prudent to arrest him, he will be arrested but for now, he has not been arrested,”Public Relations Officer of the Criminal Investigations Department, DSP Juliana Obeng said.
The Deputy General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Obiri Boahen warned that anyone who attempts to disrupt the upcoming compilation of the new Voter’s register would be beaten mercilessly.
According to Nana Obiri Boahen, the violence that happened during the Ayawaso West Wuogon bye-election was just a tip of the iceberg, warning of more grievous punishment for persons who attempt to foment trouble during the exercise.
“Stay home if you don’t agree to the compilation of the new register because anyone who tries to disrupt the exercise will be beaten. We will beat you mercilessly. What happened in Ayawaso is just a tip of the iceberg,” Nana Obiri Boahen said in an interview on Dadi 101.1FM.
The Deputy General Secretary added that the compilation of a new voters’ register for 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary Election is non-negotiable.
“…limited registration isn’t it a registration. If we say we are doing general registration and that only 25 people should be in a queue at a time won’t the same be done for limited registration? Every registration is registration. Covid-19 is not part of an emergency under the constitution of Ghana so whether it is COVID-19 or not elections would be held. At all cost, the new register would be compiled and if you don’t understand, you can get petrol to set fire into yourself.”
Source: MyNewsGh.com/Ayeh Offei-Akoto/2020