The Ashanti Regional branch of the NDC is demanding state protection of its members following open threats on their lives by Minister of State in Charge of National Security at the Presidency, Bryan Acheampon.
Bryan Acheampong, who many blamed for the Ayawaso West Wuogon bye election violence after admitting he deployed the hooded thugs camouflaged as national security is said to have threatened to eliminate the Ashanti Regional Communication Officer for the NDC, Abass Nurudeen.
The threats, which began on Facebook on Saturday, May 11,2019, followed earlier comments by the NDC communicator in a Facebook post that, the container full of arms that was intercepted by the Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) at the Tema Harbor was allegedly imported by one ‘Brian Acheampong.
Kwame ZU, NDC’s Ashanti regional Communications Officer tells XYZ News they have since reported the case to the Police for action.
“Mr. Bryan Acheampong alleges that our regional communications officer, Mr. Abass Nurudeen has made certain claims and that he was the one who imported the cache of ammunition that was seized by security agencies at the Port. Apparently that didn’t go down well with him so he threatened Mr Abass Nurudeen. We have made the formal presentation to the police at the regional command and we also took the opportunity to have audience with the regional police commander. He has indicated that he will delve into the issues. He said in an interview.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Police Service have assured that security agencies have physically examined the said truck and its contents and found them to be imported pump action guns covered by regular documentation authorized by the Ministry for the Interior and relevant agencies and they conform to the documents covering them.
“The pump action guns in the truck a statement from the police added are authorised for private use by licensed persons, adding that they are not the type of weapons used by state security agencies.” It added.
But the arrival of the weapons in the wake of rumours about secrete training camps for militias groups in the Assin area of the Central region and other parts of the country is raising eyebrows amidst fears of possible violence in the 2020 electioneering campaign.