Outgoing President John Dramani Mahama has expressed disappointment at the inability or unwillingness of the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to call its rampaging supporters to order, following series of attacks on innocent citizens and supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Some supporters of the NPP have also attacked Government installations across the country.
President Mahama has accordingly directed the security agencies to deploy across the country and arrest any person(s) caught vandalising Government property or attacking innocent Ghanaians.
The Ghana Police Service has denounced reports of attacks on members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) by supporters of the NPP.
In a statement issued in Accra on Saturday, the police said its attention has been drawn to widespread attacks on supporters of the NDC after the declaration of the results and “reports of excessive jubilation by NPP supporters across the country”.
The statement which was signed by Supt. Cephas Arthur, Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) urged supporters of the NPP to desist from engaging in any acts that could breach the peace prevailing in the country.
Below is the full statement
ATTACKS ON NDC SUPPORTERS
It has come to the attention of the Police that some people are attacking supporters of NDC in various parts of the country.
Furthermore, there are reports of excessive jubilation by NPP supporters across the country.
Consequently, the Police are calling on the general public, especially, supporters of the NPP to desist from engaging in any acts that will violate the rights of other people and also breach the peace prevailing in the country after the polls.
The Police are further, entreating party supporters in jubilant mood to go about their celebration in moderation.
The Police Administration wishes to caution those who are engaging in acts of vandalism and rowdism to desist, as Police officers who have been deployed to maintain law and order will not hesitate to arrest and prosecute those who break the laws of the land.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK