Mahama Meets Diplomatic Community Over Ayawaso West Violence

Former president John Dramani Mahama has presented documentary evidence to the diplomatic community over the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-elections violence.

He met with them the at the Peduase Valley Resort where members of parliament and top National Democratic Congress (NDC) officials briefed them about the conduct of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission and security breaches in the just ended Ayawaso West Wougon by-election.

The meeting was to brief the diplomatic community who are also donor partners to pressure government to contain the current insecurities so as to avert any chaos in the 2020 general elections.

Present at the event were ambassadors and high commissioners from the India, Czech Republic, Iran, Denmark, Norway, Spain, UK, Brazil, Nigeria, Benin and Russia.

Mr Mahama said he is even more worried about the disregard for state security institutions and the armed party thugs deployed to cause the mayhem, stressing ” This is the first time we’ve seen police officers and other security personnel who are in charge of security in an election unable to deal with hoodlums who are armed to the teeth and rampaging in an election.”

President Mahama also used video footages which they presented as evidence to back the NDC’s claim to justify why there is no iota of truth in the claims by government that the men used to perpetrate the violence were members of the SWAT team.

He also took time to explain why government has no excuse to prosecute those involved. “ the national organizer of the NPP, i have seen a picture of him with one of his bodyguards, he was identified as one of those people who carried out the assault, several more of them.

For example he mentions the guy called Double, he works at the airport at the VIP unit he is not a police officer. So obviously and so these are not members of the SWAT team, absolutely not” He stressed.

Former president John Mahama was accompanied by former Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, his aid Joyce Bawa Mogtari, Deputy Minority Leader James Klutesy Averdzie, Ranking on the Foreign Affairs Committee, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Ghana’s former Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Victor Smith, Dr. Dominic Ayine former deputy Attorney General, Dr. Omane Boamah.

Also present were National Chairman Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia and National Organiser, Joshua Akamba.