Assin Central Member of Parliament (MP), Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has said that he fully supports the comments of former President John Mahama that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) must match the New Patriotic Party (NPP) boot for boot in the 2020 elections.
Mr Mahama, after some members of the NDC were shot at La Bawaleshie during last Thursday’s Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election, warned the ruling NPP saying ‘we are going to match them boot for boot’.
“We are not going to joke in 2020, and I’m sounding a warning to the NPP – we are going to match them boot for boot . . . I want to sound a caution that NDC has a revolutionary root and when it comes to unleashing violence, no one can beat us to that. It is just that we are mindful of this country’s democracy and that is why we must be the first to respect it. That is why we are acting as a party that is docile and respecting the rule of law. But if we believe that the government cannot protect our people and we believe that the government is using its vigilante groups and illegal forces to intimidate and harass and injure our people, then we may have to advise ourselves.”
The comment by the former President has attracted widespread condemnation but he still insists that he won’t apologise for the comments.
Reacting to this comment on Adom TV on Tuesday as monitored by GhanaNewsPage.Com, Ken Agyapong said he fully supports the comments.
“I believe in Mahama’s boot for boot comment, let’s all go boot for boot and everyone will see his smoothness level…,” Ken Agyapong said in reaction to comments by Allotey Jacobs, a co-panelist that former President Mahama was right.
Allotey had said that: “The boot for boot comment is a motivational message…we will support him, 24/7….”
Ken Agyapong however stated that violence in elections ought to stop as it is slowing down business.
Source: Ghana | GhanaNewsPage.Com