Armed men attack Keta MP-elect at his residence

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The Member of Parliament-elect on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Keta Constituency, Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpe, has been attacked by some armed men at the dawn of Friday, December 11, 2020.

A statement signed by the Volta Regional Secretary of the NDC, James Gunu said Mr Gakpe was attacked in his residence 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.

The party further stated that it strongly suspects the attack on its MP-elect has political ties to it, adding that the act was a deliberate ploy to reduce the party’s parliamentary seats in the just ended general elections.

“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,”.

Meanwhile, the police in Keta has assured Mr. Gakpey of 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.

hese 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