The rule government, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are accusing the opposition, National Democratic Congress (NDC) of encoraging its supporters to set some markets in Accra on fire.
From the NPP, the NDC is using this method to express their anger about the election verdict.
“The NPP has noted with grave concerns and revulsion, the increasing spate of market fires being experienced across the country in recent times.”
”The sheer rampancy and coincidence with which the markets are burning, coupled with the constant threats by some elements of the opposition to burn markets in order to drum home their concerns over the outcome of the 2020 general elections, leaves no lingering doubt that they are behind these arson attacks.” The NPP said in a statement signed by its General Secretary, John Boadu.
The NPP also ecouraged the Ghana Police Service to investigate the rational behind the fire outbreaks and ensure those who are found guilty are arrested and prosecuted.
“While commending the Police for arresting one of the suspected arsonists behind the Kantamanto fire outbreak by name,”
”Daniel Dah Kormlah, who had been identified as an active member of the opposition NDC, we also implore the police to immediately arrest Daniel Tee together with all his accomplices and make them face the full rigours of the law.”