The Ga Dangme Global Support of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), a group of the party’s loyalists, has asked the public to desist from threatening the life of the Electoral Commissioner, Jean Mensa, and other public servants.
It described as unwarranted the recent threat on Mrs. Mensa’s life by Apostle Kwabena Owusu Adjei and urged the police to ensure that justice prevailed.
In a release signed by the Convener of the group, Nii Agbo Nartey said the group noted with sadness and regret, the recent spate of attacks on the person and integrity of the EC, an illustrious daughter of Ga Dangme, over concerns being expressed about the compilation of the new voters’ register.
“We have noticed with sadness and regret, the recent spate of attacks on the person and integrity of the EC, an illustrious daughter of Ga Dangme, over concerns being expressed about the revision of the voters’ register.
“Whilst we respect the legitimate rights of individuals and groups to air their views over the issue, we find it absolutely deplorable and reprehensible that the person and integrity of the EC was attacked, ridiculed, vilified and maligned in such a manner.
“We feel concerned and alarmed that an important national debate such as this has been turned into a crass and a vile campaign with unnecessary threats being issued against the person of Mrs Mensa, the situation does not augur well for the best interest of governance and the democratic culture we are seeking to build in our motherland.
“We appeal to all to desist from vitriolic attacks on public servants henceforth, in the interest of Ga Dangmes, we will not sit aloof and watch people tarnish hard-earned reputation of such personalities who serve as role models in society.
“We wish to state categorically that Ga Dangmes will not tolerate such irresponsible threats and the defamation of character projected on public servants with hard-won reputation so the public must exercise restraint in their utterances and respectfully ask the government to continue to ensure that the person and character of EC and other public servants were adequately protected at all times.
The group commended the EC boss for displaying maturity and a good sense of leadership in handling the issues in the interest of democracy and we will continue to support and assist her and others to succeed.