A GROUP of National Democratic Congress (NDC) activists, allegedly acting on the orders of Kofi Adams, Special Aide to former President Jerry John Rawlings, attacked Osei Yaw Nketia, popularly known as Dr. Asemfofro, at the party’s headquarters on Thursday.
The maverick NDC activist was at the headquarters to discuss important issues with the General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, when he was reportedly attacked.
Speaking to DAILY GUIDE soon after he had reported the matter to the Nima Divisional Police, Asemfofro said he was slapped and heckled by a group of six people (four men and two women) who said they had come to punish him for certain comments he had made against the party’s founder, Jerry Rawlings.
According to him, as the gang slapped and roughed him up, one of them said it was Kofi Adams who directed that they pounce on him whenever he stepped into the party office.
“For close to thirty minutes, they heckled me until I was whisked away into a taxi by some sympathizers. When I later called Kofi Adams over the allegation that he ordered the attack, he simply told me that I deserved whatever I got,” he said.
He however said he would not be deterred by the attacks on his life, saying going to the party headquarters or expressing his opinion on political issues are his democratic rights.
The loud-mouthed NDC activist hit the political limelight during the Kufuor Administration when he led several demonstrations against the then government. He became more controversial when he waded into the Mills-Rawlings rift, pitching his camp with President Mills.
The last time he was in the news, Asemfofro described Rawlings as a dangerous man who can stage a coup to overthrow the Mills Administration.
According to him, Rawlings was still thirsting to become the president of this country even though he has served his term as president. He wondered what Rawlings was able to achieve during his rule, arguing “his 19-year rule of Ghana was distasteful and nothing to write home about”.
“Rawlings demonstrated his burning desire to become president again of this country the day after he handed over power to former President John Agyekum Kufuor which was January 8, 2001,” he intimated.
The die-hard NDC activist therefore asked Mr. Rawlings to “shut up and allow President Mills to rule this country”.
He advised Mr. Rawlings to take a cue from past presidents like Bill Clinton of the USA and Olushegun Obasanjo of Nigeria among others, and learn to conduct himself in the way and manner they have.
Before then, he exposed certain NDC functionaries whom he alleged were neck-deep in a flagrant car-sharing syndicate at the Castle.
Asemfofro said he had since received a series of threats on his life and was therefore not surprised that he was attacked even at the party headquarters.
The Nima police are investigating the allegation; however efforts to contact Kofi Adams have proved futile.
Source: Daily Guide
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