The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is insisting that the Minister of Special Initiatives and Member of Parliament (MP) for Awutu Senya East, Mavis Hawa Koomson should be prosecuted for firing a firearm in public at a voter registration centre.
According to the NDC, if the government fails to do so now, the NDC will make sure she is prosecuted when it comes to power.
The Director of Elections of the NDC, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah said this at a press briefing in Accra on Wednesday [July 22, 2020].
The MP on Monday in a television interview with Adom TV admitted to firing a firearm at a registration centre at Kasoa in the Central Region in what she said was a warning shot which was meant to protect her and her supporters whose lives she said were in danger.
But at a press briefing in Accra Wednesday, Mr Afriyie Ankrah said Hawa Koomson should be made to face the law.
“The NDC is totally disgusted by the thuggish and criminal shooting incident involving a gang of NPP thugs who were led by Hawa Koomson which has received both national and international condemnation and which have been admitted by the Minister of State herself”, Mr Ankrah said.
“We condemn in no uncertain terms such thuggery, sponsored and led by a high ranking government official and lawmaker who is supposed to uphold the law at all times. Hawa Koomson has by this singular criminal act and the many others committed before, together with her gang and all that they have meted out to NDC supporters and innocent Ghanaians in the last couple of weeks demonstrated that she is a gangster who does not deserve to occupy any public position of trust and we join the many voices of conscience in our society to demand her immediate dismissal from office and her prosecution for these heinous crimes”.
Mr Afriyie Ankrah also served notice that the NDC will prosecute Hawa Koomson if their flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama is elected as president in the 2020 presidential election should President Akufo-Addo fail to act.
“We will, therefore, like to serve notice that if Hawa Koomson is left off the hook by President Akufo-Addo as we anticipate, the next NDC-Mahama government in the year 2021 shall arrest, prosecute and punish her and all the thugs who were involved in this unlawful shooting incident, and all the other related criminal acts.”