General Secretary of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, has slammed persons who have asked former President John Dramani Mahama to apologise over his boot for boot comments.
He has therefore challenged the critics to provide an alternative or a better way through which the former president could have addressed the issue than what he said.
The opposition NDC he said cannot continue to sit and watch unconcerned and allow the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to kill their members.
“Should we allow them to kill us before we react? Those calling on Mahama should suggest to us a better option to address this issue. Should we go and sleep at the doorstep of President Akufo-Addo and beg him to protect us? I am in total support of what Mr Mahama said. He said nothing wrong because we have been assaulted for far too long by the state sponsored hooligans. This must stop,” he noted.
Johnson Asiedu Nketiah told Kwabena Agyapong on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that, President Akufo-Addo is fulfilling his ‘all die be die’ mantra.
To him, the president is known to be a violent person, lawless and someone who has asked the NPP’s vigilante groups to unleash mayhem on the opposition NDC.
The comments made by Mr Mahama he stressed deserve commendation because the NDC has consistently called on government to deal with the lawlessness in the country but all these efforts have proved futile hence the comments by Mr Mahama is meant to pile pressure on President Akufo-Addo to deal with the violence in the country.
He told the host the president has lost his credibility and integrity because he has failed to help protect the lives of Ghanaians.
He admonished Ghanaians to support Mr Mahama instead of joining the hypocrites to condemn and demand an apology from him.
He said, a government is mandated to protect Ghanaians and when the government fails to do so, it is necessary to call on the attention of the one in charge to address the problem.