The Eastern Regional branch of the New Patriotic Party(NPP), in a defiant move have served notice to resist any acts of intimidation by assigns of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The party has also cautioned the Police to stay neutral and apply the law evenly when reports of battery and assault is reported to them.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper after signing a release denouncing the partisan stance of the police and the acts of intimidation by the Eastern Regional Minister, Mavis Ama Frimpong, Mr Jerry Osei-Poku, NPP Eastern Regional Youth Organizer stressed the party would resist any further attempt with the full force it can marshal.
According to him, the NDC through a so-called Task-force formed by the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) have been terrorizing NPP members in a bid to cow them into submission so as to have a field’s day in manipulating things as the election day drew closer.
But, the youth organizer intimated the party would use every legitimate means to defend itself without any fear of intimidation.
The party has therefore called on the Police to ensure all parallel groups akin to the security service within the ruling NDC were disbanded including the so-called Task-Force that has so far operated on a purely partisan basis.
Mr Osei-Poku also called on the Police to ensure all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCE’s) who were contesting in the upcoming parliamentary election recuse themselves from the REGSEC and its meetings.
This, the NPP noted would help to ensure a neutral application of the law when any party fell foul to the law governing the conduct of political parties in the country.
The Youth Organizer, in a startling revelation, said the MMDCE’s had arrogated to themselves powers they do not have and were currently using the various taskforce members to intimidate NPP members in areas the NDC knows they have no chance of winning.
The NDC, Mr Osei-Poku noted having shown political myopia were not implementing any policy to the betterment of the people and hence the resort to violence and intimidation to cow people into voting for them in the December polls.
The NPP, he claimed, had better and politically superior policies to deploy for the transformation of the country such as the ones which were introduced by President Kufuor from 2001 to 2008.
The Youth Organizer, however, noted the determination of the NPP to trumpet the good policies their flag-bearer, Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo-Addo was promising.
He noted the one district one factory policy had caught on well with Ghanaians and the NPP were very confident of winning power to implement many of such innovative ideas it has outlined in the yet to be launched party manifesto.