The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has accused the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) of inciting its members to set fire to some markets in Accra.
The NPP in a statement signed by its General Secretary, John Boadu said the opposition had resorted to arson to express their concerns over the outcome of the 2020 general election.
“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 statement said.
“Already, they have burnt Odawna Market; burnt Kantamanto market on two occasions; burnt Koforidua Market; burnt Kaneshie Market, and just yesterday, they set fire at the Asankragua Market.
Which market is next? How many more markets are we waiting for them to burn? Certainly, we cannot sit unconcerned and see them destroy the livelihood of thousands in the name of politics”.
Condemning the “arson attacks”, the party also implored the security agencies to investigate and prosecute all perpetrators of the fires.