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22 January 2017

We will continue to seize public toilets – Hopeson Adorye

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A member of the governing New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Communication team, Hopeson Adorye says he will mobilize members of his party to take over all public toilets in the country.

He said their move is in retaliation to similar violent takeovers by supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress  (NDC) in 2009 when the party won power.

‘We experienced the same situation in the hands of supporters of the NDC when the NPP lost in 2009, therefore will not relent in our efforts to pay them back.

‘We will continue seizing and taking over toilets and all government properties because we are in power’ he said in Twi on Accra-based Okay FM.

Some youth alleged to be loyalists of the NPP in other regions of the country after the Electoral Commission (EC) declared candidate Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo winner of the December 2016 polls besieged public toilets to take over its management.

Others have gone to some government institutions claiming their party is now in power and they have the right to take over state agencies.

There have been concerns that the party is looking on unconcerned with calls on the President to speak on the unfortunate development.

But at a press briefing held last week, Police PRO, Superintendent Cephas Arthur said the Ghana Police Service has been working to maintain peace.

He disclosed the police have arrested 16 persons in connection with the post-election violence and have had them arraigned before the court to be prosecuted to serve as a deterrent.

The Service has directed its regional commanders to arrest all perpetrators by Friday, January 20.

But Mr. Adorye said, the police especially the Inspector General of Police (IGP) John Kudalor and the PPO have no right to arrest them [alleged NPP supporters] because the two officers have been acting in the interest of the NDC.

“When the NPP is attacked, Cephas Arthur and his cohorts don’t even bother arresting people but when NDC is attacked, then they start taking measures and issuing releases and condemning it,” he said.

“We are going to take action against these bias policemen because they are all active members of the NDC. We are going to make sure that some of these officers will not be at post” he declared.

Source: Ghana | Adomonline

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