General News of Thursday, 21 May 2015 Source: Graphic.com.gh NDC condemns acid attack on NPP chairman

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has condemned what it says is the “cowardly murder” of
the Upper East regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Alhaji Adams Mahama on Wednesday.
Alhaji died early Thursday morning after suffering an acid attack in his vehicle, an act allegedly
visited on him by two yet-to-be identified assailants.
The NDC urged the police to do all it could to bring the criminals behind the attack to BOOK and
asked the police not to treat the matter as an internal party matter but a matter that has serious national
security implications.
The statement signed by NDC general secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia also stated:
“We also call on the leadership of the New Patriotic Party to take urgent steps to quell the growing
level of violence and lawlessness that has characterized the activities of the party which has no doubt
resulted in this needless loss of life. These acts of violence and lawlessness are casting an undeserved
slur on our reputation as a peaceful and democratic country.”
Below is the full statement
STATEMENT BY NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS ON THE KILLING OF NPP
UPPER EAST REGIONAL CHAIRMAN
The National Democratic Congress has learnt with utter shock and dismay, the untimely death of
Alhaji Adams Mahama, Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party after a dastardly
acid attack.
We condemn in the strongest possible terms this barbaric and cowardly murder which represents a
major setback for our democracy. We urge the Ghana Police Service to intensify investigations into
this heinous crime with a view to bringing the criminals behind this attack to BOOK . We urge the
Police not to treat this matter as an internal party matter but a matter that has serious national security
implications.
We also call on the leadership of the New Patriotic Party to take urgent steps to quell the growing
level of violence and lawlessness that has characterized the activities of the party which has no doubt
resulted in this needless loss of life. These acts of violence and lawlessness are casting an undeserved
slur on our reputation as a peaceful and democratic country