Members of the Security Services who voted in Tuesday’s Special Voting have sent a strong signal to the National Democratic Congress over their displeasure over comments made by the party’s Communications Secretary Sammy Gyamfi in the build up to the elections.
In a press conference held in July, the NDC’s Communications Officer indicated that security officials who he accused of backing the incumbent government would be dealt with mercilessly should the NDC wins the December 7 elections.
Sammy Gyamfi further took to his twitter handle to stress his message as he tweeted: “Notice is hereby served to all unscrupulous Security Officials who have lent themselves to the despotic Akufo Addo-gov’t as pliant agents of violence against innocent citizens, that the next NDC gov’t will fish them out and deal with them mercilessly when power eventually shifts”.
The NDC and its flag bearer John Mahama received lots of backlash from the security personnel and the general public for their refusal to reprimand Sammy Gyamfi for his unfortunate comments.
In Tuesday’s Special Voting exercise, Security Officers across the country turned out in their numbers and voted massively to reject the John Mahama and the NDC.
In a viral video on social media, a supposed military who videoed his casting of ballot in the special voting stated that soldiers will vote against John Mahama due to Sammy Gyamfi’s comments.
Various Exit polls announced after the special voting exercise put the NPP’s Nana Akufo Addo in the lead with about 55%- 60% lead with the NDC’s John Mahama around 35%- 39%.
The General Elections itself does not look positive for the NDC as the opposition party and its flag bearer has been flip-flopping on campaign promises with a few days to the General Elections.