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MP-elect for Keta attacked by gunmen

BY: graphic.com.gh

The National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s Member of Parliament-elect for the Keta constituency in the Volta Region, Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpey was Friday dawn attacked by some unknown gunmen at his home at Anlo-Afiadenyigba.

“The Member of Parliament-elect for Keta was attacked by unknown assailants at his Anlo-Afiadenyigba residence in the early hours of Friday, December 11, 2020. The gun-wielding thugs believed to be part of the NPP vigilante group succeeded in inflicting injuries on Hon. Gakpey who is currently hospitalized. The MP-elect’s mother and other family members were also attacked and brutalized," a statement signed and issued by the Volta Regional Secretary of the NDC, James Gunu said.

The NDC said they suspected the attack has political ties to it.

“We consider this armed attack by suspected NPP hoodlums as part of the grand scheme by the Nana Addo led NPP to reduce our majority seats in Parliament and President John Dramani Mahama’s overwhelming win in the just ended Parliamentary and Presidential elections. These armed attacks such as the armed invasion of the house of the NDC MP-elect for Jomoro Constituency tend to follow a similar pattern,” the NDC Regional Secretary indicated.

Meanwhile, the Volta Regional Secretariat of the NDC has promised to give persons who help to arrest the perpetrators an amount of GH¢10,000.

“The Regional Secretariat is therefore calling on the party faithful and other well-meaning Ghanaians to be on the look-out for such armed thugs and to provide valuable information towards their arrest. While we wish our MP-elect and his family a speedy recovery, the Secretariat has set aside GH¢10,000 reward for anyone or group of persons who would volunteer information leading to the arrest of the culprits of this dastardly act.”

 In a related development, Keta Municipal Police has assured to provide Mr. Gakpey with a 24-hour protection.

Read the full statement below

Statement

The Volta Regional Secretariat of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), strongly suspect the attack on Hon. Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpey, the MP-elect for Keta constituency to be politically motivated.

The Member of Parliament Elect for Keta was attacked by unknown assailants at his Anlo-Afiadenyigba residence in the early hours of Friday, December 11, 2020. The gun-wielding thugs believed to be part of the NPP vigilante group succeeded in inflicting injuries on Hon. Gakpey who is currently hospitalized. The MP-elect’s mother and other family members were also attacked and brutalized.

We consider this armed attack by suspected NPP hoodlums as part of the grand scheme by the Nana Addo led NPP to reduce our majority seats in Parliament and President John Dramani Mahama’s overwhelming win in the just ended
Parliamentary and Presidential elections. These armed attacks such as the armed invasion of the house of the NDC MP elect for Jomoro Constituency tend to follow similar pattern.

These barbaric and sadistic acts also bear the fingerprints of an organized, planned, well-rehearsed sinister agenda of the Akufo Addo led NPP to divert attention from the stolen election. It is also our contended position that these midnight attacks by such insidious armed NPP militia are being executed with the tacit support of the
NPP leadership with the view to kill, seize and destroy our pink sheets. The diabolic and evil agenda is to use these as pretext to mount legal challenges in order to reduce the NDC parliamentary strength.

The Regional Secretariat is therefore calling on the party faithful and other well-meaning Ghanaians to be on the look-out for such armed thugs, and to provide valuable information towards their arrest. While we wish our MP-elect and his family speedy recovery, the Secretariat has set aside GHS 10,000 reward for any one or group of persons who would volunteer information leading to the arrest of the culprits of this dastardly act.

We wish to remind Ghanaians of the creeping dictatorship, militarization, thuggery and weaponization of the country by the Akufo Addo-led NPP and therefore call on the general public to resist the oppressor’s rule. We are also calling on the true professional policemen and women other law enforcement agencies as a matter of urgency to do everything possible within the shortest possible time to bring the perpetrators to justice.
……Signed…….
James GUNU
Regional Secretary