General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu has condemned the radical and Rambo style violence that occurred at the Steps to Christ polling station at Awutu Senya East in the Central Region on Monday.
However, he is urging for cool heads to prevail at the various polling stations where various forms of violence are being perpetrated in the ongoing registration exercise.
Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ show, he explained that if political parties are not ready to stick to their decision to stay away from acts that cause violence, then more of these forms of violence is expected.
“The fact is, we as political parties must be willing to ensure a peaceful environment for both the registration and voting exercise. Acts such as busing people and illegally registering people at various polling centers will always create some form of violence as both parties will not agree to that and hence may ignite some form of violence.”
“We are only urging the police to do the right thing and restore peace in the area, but if things continue this way then people will be forced to protect themselves,” he added.