The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP)
, Nana Addo Akufo-Addo, has added his voice
to calls demanding justice for the killing of the
late J.B. Danquah , Member of Parliament
(MP) for Abuakwa North.
“This is a tragedy and I’m hoping that the
police will do a good job to find who is
responsible and allow the law to take its
course. It will be good for all of us if those
responsible for this crime are caught,” the
leader of the biggest opposition party in the
country told journalists on Tuesday 9 February,
Earlier, the acting chairman of the NPP,
Freddie Blay also called on the police to
expedite investigations into the circumstances
under which the MP was slain.
At a press conference at the party’s
headquarters in Accra on Tuesday, Mr Blay
said the NPP was extending its deepest
condolences to the family.
According to him, “What we have heard about
the death is that there is some foul play
suspected. We do not know the full facts as of
now and will not indulge in speculation.”
Mr Blay called on the police to speed up
investigations on similar suspected murders
that had occurred in the past three years.
“It is our hope that the police will conduct
swift and professional investigations to identify
the perpetrators of this heinous crime and
other similar previous crimes including, but
not limited to, the November 12 killing of the
Vodafone Marketing officer, the December 15
killing of the Ecobank branch manager, the
June 23 killing of Naa Dasaana Andani, who
was the paramount chief of Nanumba
Traditional Area, the November 3 killing of
Nkwanta South DCE, November 20 killing of
Nana Adusa Gyapong, and the paramount chief
of Atwima in Koforidua.”
The acting chairman also said that the
“leadership of the NPP party is calling on all
party faithful to remain calm, steadfast, and
mourn together with families over their
departed brothers with dignity at this moment
of shock and grief”.
He also directed members of the party to
ensure that flags in all the party’s offices
across the country fly at half-mast in memory
of the passing of party officials in the past

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