The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has implored the National Peace Council (NPC) to speak up in the face of what it describes as “multiple acts of violence being perpetrated by government officials and functionaries of the government”.
According to NUGS, the NPC has been “awfully silent” giving “credence to the many rumors that the once revered institution is now defunct”.
According to the student union, if the NPC wants to be taken seriously by Ghanaians it must speak up and restore sanity to the political landscape.
In a statement issued today, NUGS said it is puzzled that the NPC is yet to comment about the alleged brutal murder of one Master Silas Wulochamey, a graduate teacher trainee. Mr Wulochamey reportedly lost his life after he was stabbed following an altercation between some New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) supporters at a registration centre in the Eastern Region.
“Not too long ago, Master Silas a graduate teacher trainee was allegedly brutally murdered in Banda by individuals alleged to have been assigns of the ruling party. It has been three weeks and nothing has been heard from the Peace Council concerning that unfortunate incidence,” the statement said.
The statement adds that the ongoing voter registration exercise has been marred with reports of intimidation of opposition party agents.
NUGS cites “attacks” at Ledzokuku, where it says the private office of the NDC parliamentary candidate was breached by armed police and military personnel and Kasoa, where an MP and the Minister for Special Initiatives Hon Mavis Hawa Koomson admitted to firing a gunshot as instances of unprovoked attacks.
“In all these instances, the National Peace Council is awfully silent and giving credence to the many rumors that the once revered institution is now defunct. If the Council want Ghanaians to take them seriously, they should speak and act now to restore sanity in our political landscape. The youth and students of Ghana do not feel safe enough and the mounting tension does not give us comfort. The time to act is now”.