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“Even at the peril of our lives, victory 2024 shall be non-negotiable Do or Die affair” Otokunor

Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress Peter Boamah Otokunor has given the strongest indication that the NDC will “at the peril of their lives” wrestle power from the NPP come 2024.

According to him, “never again will the use of electoral violence, dictatorial aggression, election manipulation and political bloodshed by your government go unresisted, unresponded and unanswered”.

Mr. Otokunor’s outburst is in response to comments by the Director of operations at the Presidency, Lord Commey, that the party will not handover power to any opposition party come 2024.

In a statement on his Facebook page, Mr. Otokunor dared that, “let it be known to you Mr. Akufo Addo and your assigns including Mr. Lord Commey that absolutely no amount of violence, cowardice induced tough talk, systemic manipulation or political aggression will save the NPP and any remnants of your bunch of clueless incompetent appointees from defeat in 2024”. 

Read below the full statement by Peter Boamah Otokunor.

OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT AKUFO ADDO ON THE COMMENTS OF MR. LORD COMMEY, HIS DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AT THE PRESIDENCY.

Dear Mr. Akufo Addo,

I have watched with outrage a video of Mr. Lord Commey, the Director of Operations at the Presidency and a leading member of the NPP circulating on social media. I have chosen to write to you and not address Mr. Commey directly on his comments, because of his close proximity to you and the role he plays for you at the Presidency, hence the probability that he was speaking your mind.

He intimated in his statement among other things, that you Mr. Akufo Addo have said you will only handover power to an NPP Presidential Candidate and that you are not handing over power to an NDC government. First of all, I want to believe Mr. Lord Commey was not speaking your mind even though he was representing you at the said NPP Conference, if that is not the case, then it will be imperative to as a matter of urgency and in the interest of the integrity of the Presidency, that you deny in no uncertain terms the comments of Mr. Lord Commey.

Having said that, it is evident that the tantrums of Lord Commey is symptomatic of the fear of defeat borne out of the blatant failure of your government and the maladministration of same, which has brought in its wake unbearable economic misery and has further threatened the security and stability of our democracy, as has been the case in the sub-region. His comment is yet again, another typical example of political intentions that precipitated recent coup d’tats in some neighboring countries.

Mr. President, with the events of Ayawaso West Wuogon by elections, the 2020 election violence and its attendant fatalities still fresh on our minds, you will be deceiving yourself to think that we shall take such comments lightly.

Therefore, let it be known to you Mr. Akufo Addo and your assigns including Mr. Lord Commey that absolutely no amount of violence, cowardice induced tough talk, systemic manipulation or political aggression will save the NPP and any remnants of your bunch of clueless incompetent appointees from defeat in 2024. 

And never again will the use of electoral violence, dictatorial aggression, election manipulation and political bloodshed by your government go unresisted, unresponded and unanswered. We dare you to try, Mr Akufo Addo. We dare you!

Indeed, if you are not aware, let me share with you the stark reality of your Presidency today. The reality is that you have lost grip of the government, you have lost touch with the oath you took and the people you took the oath on their behalf. Mr President, your government has outlived its usefulness and do not even deserve a day in government.

And be informed that the NDC is energized more than ever to deliver power in 2024, no matter what it takes or cost, even at the peril of our lives. Victory 2024 shall be non-negotiable Do or Die affair for us as a party. We are ready to confront and neutralize any form of aggression, and whiles at it, be reminded that we have been better at it, at least history provides enough evidence. We can’t fail the suffering masses of our country and our generation of young people.

Finally, Mr. President, let me assure you once again for emphasis, with certainty and without any shred of equivocation, that power shall change in 2024 and when it does you shall handover to an NDC government with despatch without delay or hindrance and with your eyes widely open. That much, I can assure you and your assigns Mr. President.  Thank you

Cde. Peter Boamah Otokunor

Deputy General Secretary (Ops) – NDC

Story by: Edward A. Ken-Zorre

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