The Presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, has said President John Evans Atta Mills has the sole responsibility to ensure peace in Ghana before, during and after the December elections.
Nana Addo said President Mills has to walk his talk if he claims he is a man of peace and should not preside over violence that has characterised the ongoing voters? biometric registration exercise in some parts of the country.
?Let Mills show the way and the rest of us will follow,? Nana Addo told Accra-based Joy FM. ?Let him show the way as to his desire on the politics of issues and discussions and the rest of us will follow.?
The NPP presidential candidate said calls on him to condemn his party officials and supporters involved in recent violent clashes and inflammatory utterances are misplaced because the President must show the way first.
Prompted that President Mills has given the strongest indications that he will ensure free and fair elections, the NPP presidential candidate said: ?Is that the reason for the violence over the registration being orchestrated by most of his people? Is that free and fair??
He stated: ?The police stand by and watch women brutalised without lifting a finger? is that the atmosphere we want for free and fair elections. We are doing our best and at the end of the day those who are responsible for the country, they have the first responsibility in ensuring peace.
?The instruments of law and order are in the hands of the president. If he tells them to do their duty without fear or favour we?ll have law and order in our country.?
Nana Addo refused to comment on Kennedy Agyapong’s inciting comment because “it’s a case in court.”