Former President John Mahama has warned the governing NPP that the NDC will match them in the 2020 elections if they decide to be violent.
“I am sounding a warning to the NPP: we are going to march them boot for boot. We respect the constitution of this country and the NDC is a democratic party and that is why we abide by the rules of the constitution.
“But the same constitution says that Ghanaians should resist anybody who attempts to subvert the Constitution. And when you go rampaging with forces and intimidating people when they should come and vote, you are subverting Ghana’s constitution. And we have a right to resist you,” he told a gathering in the Volta region.
He added the NDC has a revolutionary background and can be more violent if they choose to be.
The comments come after violence and gunshots marred Thursday by-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency in Accra.
Meanwhile, the New Patriotic Party’s parliamentary candidate has been declared the winner of the by-elections held in the Ayawaso West-Wuogon in Accra Thursday.
She obtained over 60% of the total valid votes cast in the polls boycotted by the opposition National Democratic Congress.