The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has thrown out a call by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to disband its security apparatus known as Invincible Forces.
Deputy NPP General Secretary, Nana Obiri Boahen said since they did not consult the NDC before constituting the security team they would not take any lecture from it.
Speaking to Gifty Andoh, host of The Pulse programme on the JOYNEWS channel on MultiTV Wednesday, he said the last thing the NPP would do is to take instructions from the NDC about how it conducts its activities.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has described as unfortunate post-election violence across the country when he delivered his first State of the Nation Address Tuesday.
“Certain incidents occurred during the transition period that are matters of concern to me, and should be to every Ghanaian, as they marred an otherwise dignified and successful transition.
Wrongdoing has no political colour, and I do not subscribe to the lawlessness of political party supporters simply because their party has been elected into office,” he said.
He said he instructed former Inspector General of Police (IGP), John Kudalor when the incidents erupted to apply the law regardless of the political affiliation of the suspects involved.
But the NDC said the President’s touted intervention was a “belated” gesture.
NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia said the President refused to heed the voice of conscience during the heat of the violence.