A Senior Lecturer at the University of Education, Winneba(Kumasi- Campus), Dr.Yarhands Dissou Arthur, has blamed President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, for what appears to be a manifestation of increased political violence in the body politic of Ghana.
According to him, failure by the president to decisively and ruthlessly punish perpetrators of the recent Ayawso-West Wuogon violence is a catalyst for tomfoolery.
Reacting to violent attacks on some NPP members during the party’s parlimentary primaries, the University lecturer lamented the lack of political will by Ghana’s leader to implement to the core, reccomendations by the Emil Short Commission.
The NPP last weekend held its parliamentary primaries to elect candidates from seats the party currently occupies as it prepares for the 2020 polls. The primaries however, were generally characterised by violent attacks leading to injuries and destruction of property.
Dr.Yarhands Arthur, who was speaking to a section of the media in Kumasi has predicted doom in the upcoming general elections should President Akufo-Addo remain adamant on the recommendations of the Short Commission especially on punishing wrongdoers.
“In the Commission’s report, some persons claiming to be National Security Officers were found to have misbehaved. They were recommended for punishment but nothing has happened, I smell danger in December polls.” Dr.Arthur lamented.
While the nation awaits the investigation reports on the thugry which ocassioned the NPP polls, Dr.Arthur has urged the moral society to as a matter of urgency, call on the president to nib this act of atrocities in the bud or the nation prepares for a worsened insecurity come December 2020.
Contact Dr Yarhands on 0244071973.