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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has accused the National Democratic Congress of inciting its supporters to burn down some markets in Accra.
The party said the NDC is using that as one of its strategies to register their displeasure of the just ended general elections.
Some markets have been gutted by fire in recent times.
Odawna Market around the Kwame Nkrumah Circle was razed by fire on November 18, 2020, at about 1 am.
Kantamanto market also had some parts of it burnt by fire a few weeks after the Odawna incident and now the Kaneshie market last Saturday got razed by fire.
But in a statement signed by the General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu said “The NPP has noted with grave concerns and revulsion, the increasing spate of market fires being experienced across the country in recent times. The sheer rampancy and coincidence with which the markets are burning, coupled with the constant threats by some elements of the opposition to burn markets in order to drum home their concerns over the outcome of the 2020 general elections, leaves no lingering doubt that they are behind these arson attacks.”
It has also called on the Ghana Police Service to investigate into the matter and bring the perpetrators to book.
“While commending the Police for arresting one of the suspected arsonists behind the Kantamanto fire outbreak by name, Daniel Dah Kormlah, who had been identified as an active member of the opposition NDC, we also implore the police to immediately arrest Daniel Tee together with all his accomplices and make them face the full rigours of the law.”
Source: Ghana Waves