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Ayawaso by-election violence: A wake-up call – NDC Vice-Chairman

Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Chief Sofo Azorka, has said the violence that marred the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-elections last week has renewed the spirit of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) ahead of the 2020 general elections.He told Mugabe Maase on Inside Politics on Radio XYZ 93.1, the party members should not be frightened by the violence for there are able men within the umbrella family to support and protect them from any form of oppression from the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Although the party did not retaliate on the election day, Mr Azorka noted that was not a sign of weakness, but rather a call to be “vigilant and awake for the party.”
“Mugabe, if you are asleep and somebody comes to wake you up by tapping you, is that a crime?” he quizzed.

Some section of Ghanaians have also condemned the act thereby calling for peace to prevail after last Thursday’s attacks by people suspected to be members of the NPP’s vigilante group, Invincible Forces. 

Though he is not happy with the casualties, but he promised to revive the spirit of vigilantism in the party to prevent any future attack, stressing that the NDC is capable of making the NPP sleep.
“These NPP people just woke us up. we won’t sleep again but they will sleep if the time comes,” he assured the party supporters.Popular Stories?
“I am more experienced than the National Security Minister…I have followed by-elections and general elections for many years…and I can assure you that we are not going to joke this time around,” he added and cautioned the NPP to desist from election violence to prevent the NDC from retaliating in a more violent manner.

Former President John Mahama sounded a word of caution to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) advising them to desist from attacking members of the opposition National Democratic (NDC) else they’d be forced to show their true colours.

According to him, they will match the NPP boot for boot in the 2020 general elections if the NPP continues to intimidate NDC members with hoodlums and vigilante groups.

“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,” he said in reaction to the alleged attack on NDC members during the by-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency.

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