Mr Akufo-Addo, who was addressing government officials after a three-day retreat at the Peduase Lodge in the Eastern Region, said on Monday April 10: “In all the difficulties that have emerged, the events in Kumasi, we believe that those events are systematically being brought under control in the way that they should be and I’m reassuring the nation that the commitment that we made that we are going to serve Ghana under the conditions of rule of law, we are not wavering in that commitment.”
Pro-NPP vigilante groups, mainly the Invincible Forces and the Delta Force, have been in the news lately for the wrong reasons, especially after the electoral victory of the party in the 2016 polls.
The Delta Force, based in Kumasi, on March 24 stormed the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council and dragged Mr George Agyei, the regional security coordinator, from his office as the well-built men said they would not accept his appointment to the position given he is not native to the region and did not partake in the 2016 electoral campaign that ensured victory for the NPP.
Thirteen of the men were arrested and put before court on Thursday April 6, following which they were remanded in custody, but hell broke loose in court when some supporters of the accused persons aided them to escape from lawful custody while the trial judge had to be whisked away to avoid being assaulted.
The 13 accused persons are back in lawful custody while eight of those who allegedly aided the Delta Force to escape were arraigned today, April 10. The case has been adjourned to 18 April.
Addressing journalists after a retreat at the Peduase Lodge on Monday, President Akufo-Addo said his government is of the firm believe that the “overwhelming majority of the Ghanaian people support us in that commitment [to rule of law]”. Read Full Story