NDC’s presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama has expressed surprise at President Akufo-Addo’s call for consensus building between the New Patriotic Party and National Democratic Congress when the police are chasing NDC MPs for unlawful assembly.
In a post on Facebook Mahama wrote, “Our Orwellian reality in Ghana compels us to accept the doctrines of newspeak, whose sub-doctrines are doublespeak and doublethink!
“Otherwise, how else can it be said that the President was in Kumasi preaching consensus building in respect of the newly elected opposition Speaker of Parliament, and the very next morning, the Greater Accra Regional Police Commander was serving a Court process on the said Speaker, charging leadership of the NDC Parliamentary Caucus for unlawful assembly in respect of their procession/ walk to the EC to deliver a petition on Techiman South.
I ‘can’t think far’.”
Twenty NDC MPs have been charged by the Police over their march to the Electoral Commission (EC) head office to present a petition to the Commission.
The police in a statement of offence accused the minority MPs of failing to notify the police before holding a special event contrary to sections 1, 2 and 9 of the Public Order Act.