The chairman for the Bosomtwe branch of pro New Patriotic Party (NPP) Invisible Forces, Richard Techie aka Soldier, has taken the party to the cleaners for neglecting them.
In an exclusive interview with Kwame Tutu on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, he said, the party has failed to honour their promise after using them to win political power.
He disclosed they are currently faced with economic hardship and if the party fails to honour their promise, they will stage a massive demonstration in protest against the neglect.
He refused to disclose some secrets the members of the forces have kept to themselves but have threatened to spill the beans should the party fail to heed to their call.
Soldier said, they wrote to the regional minister, Simon Osei Mensah, to lead them to see the president and present before him, their grievances but for two weeks now, they have failed to address our concerns.
‘’We decided not to address our issues in the media but it seems they have deceived us, they used us for power but they have neglected us. And we feel it was time we stage a demonstration to press home our demands,’’ he sated.
The chairman who is also the chairman of all the 42 constituencies in the Ashanti region said, ‘’we have struggled for the party but since the party gave into office, no member of the group in Kumasi has been given a job. We are more than 3,700 and if God willing we should stage the demonstration, you would be shocked at the number.’’
‘’We have worked for the party. For years, we have provided security for the party. We have done a lot for the party and yet we have not since any benefit,’’ he noted.
He also disclosed that, the party have accredited their activities and are shocked the party wants to denounce them because they are now in power.
He said, ‘’we are not being paid, however, the party admonished us to work for them to come into office and when they come into office, they were going to give us any kind of job we wanted. That was the promise they gave us but they have failed to deliver on the promise.’’
‘’They don’t respond to our calls. They give us the needed attention. They don’t allow us to come to their offices and has directed their security to prevent us from coming to their offices.’’
Meanwhile, the group is yet to set a date for the intended demonstration. He also claiming that, no leader can disband vigilant groups adding, ''if people are planning to disband these groups, then the NPP is willing to come into office in 2020. Any attempt to disband our groups means the NPP is only seeking for only a term in office.''