MP discloses: Achimota ‘NDC supporters’ settlement ablaze after government threats

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Minority Chief Whip and Member of Parliament for Adaklu, Governs Kwame Agbodza, has reported hearing about reports of an arson attack on a neighborhood in Achimota that is home to individuals of a particular ethnic background and who are thought to be NDC supporters.

The reports come from the constituency of Hon. Theresa Awuni, the member of parliament for Okaikoi North.

Achimota NDC supporters settlement ablaze after

In a string of posts on X that included images, Mr. Abgoza claimed that a large fire had destroyed an entire community surrounding Achimota, an Accra suburb that is home to a particular ethnic minority.

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“Theresa Awuni, the Member of Parliament for Okaikoi North, has received reports from her constituency that are quite depressing and unsettling.

Achimota’s entire area, which is home to individuals of a particular ethnic background and who are thought to be NDC members, has reportedly been set on fire by suspected arsonists,” the author said.

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According to Hon. Agbodza, there have been “recent threats by the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government to evict these same people from that settlement,” which may indicate that the fire was started intentionally.

Numerous families have experienced major losses as a result of the claimed arson, which has forced thousands of families to relocate. As inquiries into this concerning development are ongoing, Mr. Agbodza poses queries about the possible reasons for this action.

As many continue to count their losses, this circumstance has resulted in the displacement of thousands of people. 

One cannot completely rule out the possibility that the criminal and cowardly forces behind this conduct had ulterior motives, even as we wait for inquiries into this concerning development. 

Answers are desperately needed for a few unanswered questions. What drives these arsonists, and who are they? Is there a political motive behind this fire to permanently displace and deny certain citizens their right to vote during a critical election year? He questioned, “Could this be another strategy used by government troops to accomplish their ultimate goal of evicting the populace?

Social media users’ responses to Agbodza’s message were divided; some accused him of politicising the tragedy and propagating untrue rumours, while others agreed with him and denounced the government for allegedly being involved.

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