A member of the Council of Elders of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Ato Ahwoi, has warned the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) be prepared to be paid back in their own coin when the NDC wins power in the 2020 general elections.
Mr Ahwoi, who is one of NDC’s stalwarts, said the party had observed how the Akufo- Addo-led New government is using state security agencies to persecute some key members of the main opposition party in the country, assuring that when there is a change of power they (NPP) will pay for that.
His comment comes after the NDC National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo was picked up by the police for interrogation on Tuesday.
Hundreds of NDC supporters clad in red gathered at the Police Headquarters to support their Chairman following his detention, which the party said was fuelled by some political elements in power.
Reacting to the arrest, Mr Ahwoi said the party was not afraid of the tactics of the police to divert attention from the hardships and the lies of the government, and hastened the NDC could do same to key members of the NPP when they win power.
“Whatever the NPP does, we will win the elections [in 2020], but when we win we will do more than what they are doing to us,” Mr Ahwoi fumed in an interview with Mugabe Maase on Inside Politics.
When asked if he was serious about what he had said, the NDC bigwig retorted in Akan,” we can do even better than what they are doing,” adding that certain dangerous made by some NPP members made can be used against them.
“Crime has no expiry date,” he said while vowing that the NPP will be pursued in same manner they are disgracing the NDC national chairman.
He also urged members of the NDC to be strong and firm, assuring them that the “political persecution” of Mr Ampofo can not intimidate them, and stressed that they should go about their usual businesses and support the party at all times.