President Nana Akufo-Addo has said his government will stop any person or group, including a machete-wielding gang of opposition members captured on video brandishing the deadly weapons during a recent clean-up exercise at the residence of former President John Mahama in Accra on Thursday, 23 November 2023.
Speaking to the Victory Congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana at Adentan Fafraha, in Accra, during a valedictory church service for the outgoing Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Rt. Reverend Professor Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante, Mr Akufo-Addo noted: “It is my honest hope that the machetes and weapons brandished last week at the residence of the NDC’s presidential candidate, the former president John Mahama are not signs of things to come in the run-up to the 2024 elections elections".
He then warned: “If it is, I can assure them that they will find no success with them".
"I want to state for the record that under my watch, no person or group of persons no matter their political colouration, will destabilise our country nor destroy the peace that all of us are enjoying".
"It will not happen", he stressed.