The leadership of the ruling New Patriotic Party in the five northern regions, have accused the opposition NDC of planning to sponsor a coup d’état in the country ahead of the 2020 general elections.
At a press conference in Tamale, they claimed they have evidence of the plot by the NDC to execute that plan.
The Communications Director of the party in the Savannah region, Issah Mohammed who presented the statement on behalf of the regions referred to the NDC as warmongers.
He alleged, the National Executives of NDC led by Johnson Asiedu Nketia in their recent visit to the Northern region engaged youth groups and promised to release guns and ammunition to them.
He said another meeting was held to discuss modalities to sponsor a possible coup to oust the NPP government.
“May we humbly avert the minds of the media to an equally dangerous and strenuous attempt by the NDC to sponsor a coup plot,” he revealed.
He added, a similar visit was made to a rival chief in the Nanton chieftaincy dispute with the promise of getting him into Nanton either by hook or crook.
Mr. Issah claimed the NDC is poised to send the Northern region to its dark days after several resources were committed into restoring peace in Dagbon.
He made reference to comments made by former President Mahama that the NDC will reject the 2020 election results if the exercise was not conducted fairly, as a confirmation of NPP’s allegations.
He said the NDC’s plots have since been reported to the Ghana Police Service and other relevant security agencies, urging them to thoroughly investigate the matter.
On his part, the National Organizer of the New Patriotic Party, Sammy Awuku accused the opposition NDC of deliberately inciting Ghanaians against the compilation of the new voters register.
He said, the NDC throughout its visit to chiefs and other institutions, have failed to open up the truth about the compilation of the new voters register.