Former President John Mahama has revealed that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will take legal action against Minister of State -in-Charge of National Security, Bryan Acheampong over the injuring of some party supporters by National Security operatives during last Thursday’s by-election at Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
The by-election was marred by violence as unidentified armed men in a police vehicle stormed La-Bawaleshie residence of the NDC Parliamentary candidate and shot six persons injuring them in the process.
But Mr Mahama, who is campaigning in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region to be elected the Flagbearer to lead the party into next year’s election, has served notice that the NDC will seek justice for the injured supporters.
“Now they say they’re investigating, what investigations. You know where those people came from, their pictures are there…our people have identified almost all of them. They are invisible and Delta Force members put in police uniforms using the Police Service SWAT vehicles, those vehicles we bought them, Colonel Gbevlo Lartey bought those vehicles. We did not use them to harass the people of Ghana, we are for peace and we’ll not do anything to disturb the peace of this country. So I ask all NDC people to remain calm, let us not disturb the peace, the ball is in the coutrt of governemnt and we are waiting to see what investigation will take place.
He added: “But we are not going to sit down, all those who were injured by the gunshot we are going to get them lawyers and we are going to sue whoever did this, we’ll sue them for adequate compensation for everybody who was injured so they should get ready. Bryan Acheampong says he ordered it , he’s a candidate for court, we are going to sue him as an individual.”