National Youth Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) George Opare Addo also known as Pablo has described the Circuit Court in Asokwa’s decision to remand the Suame Constituency Youth organiser of the party Razak Kuampa Avoliya, as disappointing.
“It is a bit alien to our laws”, he said.
Razak Avoliya was arrested, charged, and detained on Wednesday after being handed over to police by party executives.
In a viral video, the Suame Youth Organizer is seen urging NDC supporters to unleash violence on members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the run-up to the 2024 elections.
The court denied the accused person’s counsel’s request for bail, stating that the matter is of national security concern.
However, in response to the ruling, Mr. Opare Addo stated that Razak Avoliya lacks the capacity to carry out any of the comments he made.
“I am disappointed in the ruling. I don’t see why we should be criminalizing this in the 21st century. So any natural mind that is discerning will not be happy with the decision of the court. I don’t know why if anyone speaks, it becomes a national security threat. Usually what we look out for is whether the person who made that statement has the capacity to carry out any of the things he alleges. Clearly, this young man is not one who can carry out any of the things he said.
Razak Avoliya has been charged with offensive conduct.
Party supporters in the Ashanti Region on Thursday gathered at the Asokwa District Court to witness the court appearance of the party’s embattled Youth Organizer in the Suame Constituency.
The case has been adjourned to February 14, 2023.