The Youth Wing of the New Patriotic Party(NPP) has called for calm among the youth of Ejura amid the protest that led to the killing of two and others sustaining various injuries.
The group is also giving its support to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s directive to the Interior Minister, Hon. Ambrose Dery set up a public inquiry to investigate the issue.
In a statement issued by the Henry Nana Boakye, National Youth Organizer, NPP, and sighted by freedomradiogh.com, it stated that the National Youth Wing of the New Patriotic Party has learned with profound concern reports of the alleged murder of Ibrahim Mohammed aka Kaaka and the unfortunate death of two protesters in Ejura in the Ashanti Region.
The group condemned in no uncertain terms the alleged mob attack that led to the untimely death of Kaaka and also the use of disproportionate force by the joint security force against the rampaging youth in Ejura.
‘’We sincerely sympathize with the families of the deceased and pray that the good Lord comforts and strengthens them in the difficult times they find themselves ’the statement said.
As agonizing and regrettable as the death of these three individuals are, the Youth wing, in all humility, appeals to the youth in Ejura to calm down and tread a path that engenders peace, love, and unity to honor the memories of the dead.
As youth, we hold the key to the future of our great nation and we cannot jeopardize this great task by resorting to instant retaliation and violence which threatens the peaceful coexistence in our country.
The group welcomed and supported the directive from H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to the Minister of Interior to immediately conduct Public Inquiry into the circumstances that led to the unfortunate occurrences on Tuesday, 29th June 2021.
Again, they add on to the numerous calls on the Police to expedite investigations into the unfortunate death of Kaaka and serve justice to him and the bereaved family by bringing the perpetrators to book.
The NPP’s Youth wing finds it deeply worrying that the opposition NDC seeks to use these very unfortunate and tragic occurrences as an opportunity to undermine the peace and progress we have collectively attained in almost 30 years of our democracy, admired and spoken about in the Sub-Region.
As citizens of Ghana and as Youth, we must denounce and condemn such statements which rather weakens our strength as a nation in fighting atrocious acts.
We must take up the call for social justice in an appropriate manner that ensures that all are protected and we contribute to the collective effort to support the peace process.
Once again, we solemnly commiserate with the families, friends, and loved ones of the deceased and wish the injured a speedy recovery.