The Ashanti regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi, has asked National Security Minister Albert Kan-Dapaah to shut up on matters relating to the activities of the Delta Force, a private security arm within the NPP.
According to him, members of the Delta Force played a key role in ensuring electoral victory for the NPP, hence he should not label them as criminals.
Commenting on the attacks on a Kumasi Circuit Court by members of the group, Chairman Wontumi said: “Even though their action was uncalled for, they helped the party secure victory in the December 2016 elections.
“Where was Kan-Dapaah during the elections?” he questioned in an interview with Kumasi-based Ash FM.
“Kan-Dapaah should know that he is in power because of this same group he is calling criminals. He never campaigned for the party but is rather enjoying after the group has suffered for the party. He should be very careful and shut up and behave like an elderly person.”
Meanwhile the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has condemned the attack by the Delta Force on the judiciary.
In a press release in reaction to Thursday’s development involving 13 Delta Force members who escaped from police custody with the help of fellow Delta Force colleagues who had thronged the hearing at a Kumasi Circuit Court, the NDC charged President Nana Akufo-Addo to accept responsibility for the “shameful” and “barbaric” act and ensure that the culprits are prosecuted.
The 13, who were remanded into prison custody and billed to reappear on 20 April, were whisked away through the backdoor of the judge’s chamber by their supporters.
The suspects were standing trial for assaulting Ashanti regional security coordinator George Agyei on March 24 after his appointment, indicating that he was not their preferred candidate.
All 13 accused persons have since turned themselves into the police.
But the NDC maintained in the release on Friday, April 7: “These wanton unleashing of acts of banditry on the people of Ghana since the 7th of January, 2017, when Nana Akuffo-Addo took over the reins of government, cannot be tolerated any longer in Kwame Nkrumah’s Ghana in this 21st Century”
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