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wontumiThe Young Cadres Association of the National Democratic congress has given the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the opposition NPP a seven days ultimatum to retract his statement he made against the IGP, John Kudalor recently.

This was contained in a press statement issued and read by the Secretary of the Association, Bright Botwe today.

The group which has threatened to haul the NPP vocalist to the law court finds Wontumi’s comments about the IGP as distasteful and an agenda to undermine the authority of the state.

Wontumi in a recent radio interview accused the IGP, John Kudalor of conniving with the ruling NDC to rig this year’s general elections and has even aided the NDC in importing walking talking devices to communicate during the elections hence the IGP’s suggestion of closing down social media during the elections.

A copy of the press statement copied to PINKNEWS reads:

“Wontumi Has Seven (7) Days to Retract and Apologize to the IGP or Face Our Wrath – Young Cadres

The unity of a country, the well-being of its people, the confidence of people, especially foreigners, to visit and invest in that country all hinge on security, law and order. It is thus disheartening, totally repugnant, and outrageous when one hears and reads of attempts by some people to undermine the security of the state.

Against all reason and comprehension, the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Ashanti regional chairman, Bernard Antwi-Bosiako, popularly called Chairman Wontumi has once again threatened the security of this country and called the bluff of the Police and anyone who attempts to accost him. He did not stop there – he has stated categorically that COP John Kudalor, the Inspector General of the Ghana Police Service is corrupt and because of this, he has no moral right to attempt to arrest him in the event that he, Wontumi, does anything contrary to the laws of this country. He further threatened to lead a pack of bloodthirsty hounds to attack NDC party agents during the November Polls. He made these reckless comments on Okay FM, an Accra-based radio station.

First, we the leadership of the Young Cadres Association (YCA) of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) would want to give Wontumi the benefit of the doubt to retract and fully apologize to the IGP, the Police Council headed by His Excellency Vice President Amissah Arthur, and the President, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama who appointed the IGP.

Our conviction to grant Wontumi the laxity to apologize stems from the fact that, in his usual reckless manner, he might have spoken without recourse to good reasoning and thus on the hindsight, he might see the danger attached to his speech.

Failure to do this, he should be prepared to meet us in court to prove the corruption allegations leveled against the IGP. It is our strong belief that a weakened and corrupt Police institution cannot preserve the security of our dear nation, let alone, guarantee the sanctity of our burgeoning democracy.  We also call on the IGP to, as a matter of urgency, cause the arrest of Wontumi if he fails to retract and apologize or prove the veracity of his statement.

As for the second part of Wontumi’s statement of leading a pack of hoodlums to attack and beat up NDC party agents at the polling stations, he can only do this in his dreams! We are prepared for him and will meet him squarely if he has the guts to start such a thing.

For us, one thing is clear from Wontumi’s distasteful comments – it forms part of the NPP’s broader agenda to undermine the authority of the state. We have not lost sight of the fact that not quite long ago, the NPP under the leadership of Nana Akufo Addo organized a bunch of nation-wreckers from no less a country like Serbia to take agents of the NPP through a course they aptly dubbed “Undermining the Pillars of the State.” One wonders what a country like Serbia, that has been through the worst civil strife in Europe since WWII, can teach Ghana about democracy if not such treacherous Machiavellian tactics like what those four Serbians came to take the NPP agents through.

But Nana Akufo Addo and his bunch of nation-wreckers should not rejoice yet. President Mahama has fully resourced the security agencies and the nation has a formidable security apparatus to deal with any miscreant who threatens the peace of this country. And if they dare try anything funny, they would be totally crushed and annihilated. Age is weighing heavily on Nana Akufo Addo, and under conventional wisdom, it is during such periods in one’s life that one becomes peaceful and God-fearing. But not Akufo Addo; he wants to live and die by his age-old ethos of “All-die-be-die.”

In the interest of peace and harmony, we entreat Nana Akufo Addo to call his hawkish elements within his party to order. We do not believe democracy is about undermining any state institution or for that matter, teaching your people how to “Undermine the Pillars of Power.” If Akufo Addo has high hopes about his chances of winning power in the upcoming elections, he should play by the rules of the game.

The good people of this country are the final arbiters in November 2016 and we know that in the end, not the loud or the violent will prevail, but those with good reason and gratitude. The silent majority of Ghanaians have had their lives impacted by the good works or President Mahama and his government and we know that they will reward him with a second term to complete his good works.

Long Live Ghana
Long Live NDC
Long Live Young Cadres Association

Bright Botchway
General Secretary (YCA)



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