The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has defended an aspiring National Organiser of his party, Joshua Akamba, for allegedly inciting some SHS students against President Akufo-Addo.
He said Mr Akamba’s presence at the school was only a confirmation of the suffering of the students and not an incitement as it has been purported.
“Akufo Addo and his men should concentrate on the issues confronting the students and not attack Akamba for campaigning in the school. I see his presence in the school as a confirmation of what is actually the sufferings of these students. The problem exists and so they must find solutions to it. It is in the interest of Akufo Addo to deal with the issue,” he stated on Okay FM monitored by Adomonline.com.
Mr Akamaba was heard telling students of Tempane Senior High School in the Upper East Region that president Nana Akufo-Addo and the government must be blamed for bed bug attacks in their school.
He made the students show their bedbug bite scars to the cameras, promising them their headache would be over by 2020 if they voted out the NPP.
He encouraged the students to reject President Akufo-Addo as he is the cause of their predicament.
As a result, the headmaster of the Tempane SHS, Dominic Ndegu Amolale has been suspended by the Ghana Education Service (GES).
But General Mosquito, as he affectionately called, indicated that there were similar instances of what happened at Tempani SHS involving some leading members of the NPP, then in opposition during the John Mahama led administration yet they didn’t face the harsh suspension and attack they are visiting on Akamba.
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“So the NPP then in opposition has the right to visit schools and take mischievous pictures but today, an NDC member in that same opposition has no right to visit any school in Ghana, what a selective vindictiveness,” he wondered.
“If you attack Akamaba or crucify him, it won’t change anything. I watched the video and didn’t really see anything as inciting as they claim; Akamba only went there to campaign. I think it’s an unnecessary intimidation,” he said.