We’ll not countenance lawlessness-Ashanti Regional NPP Secretary

The Ashanti Regional Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Sam Payne has rubbished claims the party would shield its sympathisers who stormed the regional coordinating council last week to forcefully eject the regional security coordinator from his office.

According to him, the NPP does not glorify lawlessness and would surely clamp down on every activity that has the semblance of violence or illegality.

Speaking to the media after learning of the unfortunate happenings at the ARCC, Mr Payne expressed sadness at the turn of things but pleaded that the police be allowed to properly carry out their own investigation into the matter.

According to him, it was proper and fitting to allow constitutionally mandated bodies to do their work and complete it before anybody can pass a definite comment or statement on the matter.

Mr Payne stressed violence was never a good tool to be deployed in achieving anything in life.

He believed violence was only a resort by people who were full of cowardice.

According to him, it was proper to use diplomacy in resolving grievances and misunderstanding than the use of force or illegal methods.

He rallied the police to treat the infamous incident as speedily as possible so as to disabuse the minds of others who may be tempted to applying same method in future.

Stressing further, the regional Secretary said the NPP was a party that believed in the rule of law.

According to him, the party’s origin, ideals and philosophies were hinged on the belief in the rule of law and were eternal guardians of same for the people of Ghana.

He insisted the NPP will never shy away from behaving responsibly since the mandate they got from the people in last year’s polls was to ensure they treat crime as crime and not otherwise.

Mr Payne promised to follow up the investigation by the police in the matter and sanction individuals involved in the forceful ejection of the regional security coordinator even after the police had apprehended the culprits.

He maintained the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has never believed in the idea of using violence or force in achieving results.

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