The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has distanced itself over some comments alleged to have been made by the former Ashanti Regional Secretary, Mr Joseph Yanmin.
A statement issued and signed by the General Secretary, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, said, “The National Democratic Congress has taken notice of several media publications attributed to a member of the party, Mr. Joseph Yammin under the headline: “NDC WILL NOT DISBAND HAWKS TODAY, TOMORROW OR EVER.”
The Functional Executive Committee of the NDC wishes to state unequivocally that the above statement does not in any way represent the views and/or position of the party.
“The party wishes to reiterate its unwavering commitment to the process of disbanding all political vigilante or party militia groups in the country, “ the statement added.
It further stated, “Our position on this issue is a matter of public record and has been extensively spelt out in recent correspondences from our National Chairman, Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo to the President of the Republic of Ghana. As a law abiding and peace-loving party, we will continue to support and participate in any effort aimed at ending the culture of political violence”.
The party takes a strong view to this issue and has since invited Mr. Joseph Yammin to clarify the said reportage.