The former President of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama has sent a word of caution to the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) that they would not remain silent if they decide to be violent in the coming 2020 elections.
According to the former President, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has a revolutionary background and can also be more violent if they choose to be.
“I am sounding a warning to the NPP: we are going to march them boot for boot. We respect the constitution of this country and the NDC is a democratic party and that is why we abide by the rules of the constitution.
But the same constitution says that Ghanaians should resist anybody who attempts to subvert the Constitution. And when you go rampaging with forces and intimidating people when they should come and vote, you are subverting Ghana’s constitution. And we have a right to resist you”, the former President stated.
This statement by the former President came after armed gunmen stormed the polling station disrupting the by-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency which took place in Accra yesterday, Thursday 31st January 2019.
However, the candidate representing the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Lydia Seyram Alhassan has been declared the winner of the elections after obtaining over 60 per cent of the total valid votes cast.