Accra – The Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Mr Jake Obetsebi Lamptey has stated that the law would deal with Mr Kennedy Agyapong, who has been charged with treason by the Ghana Police, if he was found guilty of inciting violence.
Mr Lamptey said, however, that the same law must deal with members and sympathasisers of the Natioal Democratic Congress (NDC), who themselves have been guilty of inciting violence.
The NPP Chairman slammed what he described as the selective application of justice by the NDC government, suggesting that there were attempts to victimise members of the NPP as the December elections approach.
Mr Lamptey was reacting to the arrest of Mr Agyapong, the Member of Parliament for Assin North, on Joy FM this evening.
Mr Agyapong was held by the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service, after he allegedly incited supporters of the NPP to foment trouble at the Odododiodio constituency.
The NPP die hard politician reportedly threatened to organise supporters of the main opposition party to defend themselves because the law enforcement agents had failed to protect them.
One of his lawyers, Mr Andy Appiah-Kubi, said efforts were frantically being made to secure bail for the Assin North MP, over comments he made on an Accra-based radio station,Oman FM last week.
Another counsel, Mr Atta Akyea, early on confirmed to Citi News that the lawmaker had been invited to the CID headquarters in Accra upon the invitation of the CID Director