Ghanaians would hold the founder of the National Democratic Congress, (NDC), Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings and their Presidential candidate, Ex-President John Dramani Mahama accountable with regard to any election related violence, according to Patriots for Peace and Development (PPD).
According to a statement issued by PPD and signed by Richard Danso, the Convener of the group, the continuous support and the use of hooligans in their series of demonstrations points to the fact that they are really preparing to cause mayhem during the election, should it not go their way.
“We are by this statement tasking the two respected leaders in the NDC to make sure the country does not experience any kind of trouble. They should have it at the back of their minds that they lost with over 1million votes. It would only take hard work and determination on their part to reverse this,” the statement said.
“We humbly advise that they should suspend supporting these hooligans and rather get prepared for the 2020 general elections. We must respect institutions and that is what we must do. If demonstrations could change the stance of the EC, it could have happened when Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA) went on a series of demonstrations in 2016 trying to change the stand of the Electoral Commission.”
“We respectfully ask them to focus on their manifesto and how it would resonate with the masses. Unless they know that they are already defeated.”
“We would hold them responsible should anything happen before during and after the 2020 general elections. You can’t be a founder of a monster, you need to call your party members to order, although it is their civic right,” the statement said.
“We are also calling on the security apparatus not to sleep on their duty but know their civic responsibility to ensure peace and tranquility”.
According to PPD, the NDC is hiding behind smaller parties to destabilize the country because they do not exist.
The NDC should know that interfering with EC’s constitutional mandate is illegal, PPD stressed.