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NPP supporters who misbehave will face the law – Bawumia

Politics

The Vice President says government will not shield any New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporter who disrupts public peace by visiting mayhem on innocent citizens.

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia said they will not support miscreants against the law as was demonstrated by the previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration.

“If you break the law you will not see ministers lining up to sign a petition,” he told a gathering at JOYNEWS’ 100 days Town Hall meeting at the Law Court premises in Accra Monday.

There have been strings of attacks on state institutions and innocent citizens perpetuated by some vigilante groups linked to the governing NPP.

The Invincible and Delta Forces – the two main pro-NPP vigilante groups – have attacked offices, opponents across the country shortly after the Presidential Candidate Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was declared winner of the presidential poll.

The attacks started with the seizure of some toll booths from some persons linked to the NDC regime right to the assault of Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator, George Agyei by members of Delta Force.

Operations of vigilante groups were said to have reached a “nuisance level” after some 50 members of Delta Force besieged a Kumasi Circuit court to release 13 suspects who were standing trial in connection with the assault of Mr Agyei.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Apeatu has said the 13 were aided to escape through the back of the court that is reserved for the judge.

The 13 turned themselves in after repeated threats by the IGP and Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery to take serious punitive measures if they did not report themselves.

Each accused person has been granted a bail bond of GHS10,0000 with two sureties and they are also to report to the police regularly.

The incident has been widely condemned by the NPP, NDC and civil society organisations.

Reacting to the issue for the first time since he was sworn in as the Vice President, Dr Bawumia said they have announced to NPP supporters that anyone who misbehaves will will face the law.

“The point should be overall you have to obey the law,” he said, charging Ghanaians to operate within the legal framework.

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