Insecurity at NPP National Headquarters


There is general insecurity in the Asylum Down headquarters of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Accra, as all manner of devices are being planted as weapons under the vehicles of some elected officers and appointees of the party, ostensibly to harm them.

Indeed, the impression one gets is that soon, homemade bombs, could be planted under the cars of targeted national executives like the General Secretary, Kwabena Ageyi Agyapong, and Chairman Paul Afoko, to kill them.

About three days ago, The Herald, got information and pictures of how three nails stuck in a piece of wood, were placed under the vehicle of one Davis Opoku, an aide to Mr Agyapong. The nails were meant as weapons to deflate his car tyre on his way home and harming him in the process.

Thieves and professional assassins employ such strategy to rob or kill targets that stop to inspect or replace a deflated tyre, while on a trip.

Mr. Opoku’s vehicle is believed to be the same vehicle the party’s National Treasurer, Kwabena Abankwa, talked about recently on Okay FM, accusing Mr. Agyapong of diverting the vehicle to his ‘boy’ Davis, instead of handing it over to the party.

It is not known whether it is as a result of someone’s displeasure with the issuance of the vehicle to Mr. Opoku or it is something purposely done to harm him like Ibrahim Atuluk, an aide to National Chairman, Paul Afoko, who was attacked by known party activists and left with three broken bones last years.

But one thing is clear, the infighting within the largest opposition party, led by Nana Akufo-Addo, is still recording some victims and perhaps has more to record.

This comes at a time, when Madam Elizabeth Asantewaa, the then 14-year-old school pupil in the 1960’s who was given a bouquet of flowers containing a bomb to present to Ghana’s first president, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, at ceremony at Kulungugu, is seeking help after she suffered injuries, leading to the cutting of one of her legs.

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