Former Ghana High Commissioner to the UK, Victor Smith has criticised President Akufo-Addo for the attack on supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who were on a health walk in the Odododiodoo Constituency last weekend.
Supporters of the NPP and NDC in a circulating video on social media were seen throwing bottles, hauling stones and insults at each other in the Odododiodio constituency on Sunday morning.
But Mr Smith who was speaking on Dwaboase on Power FM Wednesday morning blamed the Akufo-Addo government for the melee that has injured about twenty-one (21) persons.
He told host Kwame Minkah that the president benefits from such violence and cited the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-elections violence as well as intimidation of NDC members by uniformed men in the Asuogyaman Constituency during the last voter registration exercise conducted by the Electoral Commission (EC).
Asked how the NDC is dealing with the intimidation by some powerful men in the Akufo-Addo administration, Ambassador Smith said they had no option than to resort to legal means to address such issues.
He said he had been in “constant touch” with Mr Lain Walker, the UK Ambassador to Ghana and the US Ambassador to Ghana, Madam Stephanie S. Sullivan on such worrying issues and asked them to act to save their investments in the country.
“I have been telling them to monitor what is happening the country because when there is chaos, their investments will be affected,” Ambassador Smith revealed and added that he had also informed them how President Akufo-Addo is a beneficiary of the electoral related violence that occur in the country.
To him, the International Community has a role to play to ensure that the upcoming elections are held peaceful following the clandestine plans by the Akufo-Addo administration to hold on to power if Ghanaians vote him out in the polls.