Ghana Politics NDC criticizes clergy, CSOs for staying 'silent' on post-election violence

The NDC Chairman, Kofi Portuphy made this known at a press conference on Wednesday.

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The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has hit hard at the clergy and civil society groups over what it calls their “loud silence” on the incidents of post-election violence after the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) won last year’s election.

Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, the NDC Chairman, Kofi Portuphy said the party finds it surprising that these same groups that had previously condemned every action of the previous government have now remained silent.

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“All of a sudden, they have abandoned their neutral outlook. They have ceased being the conscience of the nation. We don’t want to believe the attitude of some clergy and civil society towards the disturbing developments in the political scene in Ghana is borne out of political or ethnic prejudice or is arousing out of hypocrisy and double standards,” he said.

Mr Portuphy added that a number of such groups only condemned the Delta Force attack on the court where 13 members of the pro-NPP vigilante group escaped.

He, however, criticised the groups for not coming out publicly to condemn the NPP attacks on members of the NDC.

“Where was the Ghana Bar Association, CODEO, Peace Council when the NPP brought in mercenaries from South Africa to train these terrorist elements. Where was the Peace Council, when after the elections, these NPP elements attacked, burned down and a took over operations of toll booths at Tiafre in the Brong Ahafo Region and in Tema at the Motorway?”

“Where was the GBA when those goons beat up police officers and chased them out of their offices? Where was the Peace Council when NPP-sponsored goons murdered four NDC activists in different parts in the country in the Western, Central and Upper East Regions?” he claimed.

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