Deputy General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Lawyer Obiri Boahen says, those who are saying that the president and members of his party violated covid-19 protocols at the funeral of the former general secretary of the party and are calling for prosecution or an apology are putting on a political spectacle.
Lawyer Obiri Boahen was speaking in an interview on Day Break Upper East show on A1 Radio on June 8, 2021 said, not everything in the country must be politized.
He said, the family of the late Sir John organized the funeral and invited family members, friends and sympathizers while advising them to observe the covid-19 protocol, the president, vice-president, chief of staff among others observed the protocols.
He questioned why the blame will be placed at the doorsteps of the NPP for mourners who refuse or did not observe the covid-19 protocol at an event that was not organized by the NPP.
Obiri Boahen said, the violation is a criminal matter and not a civil matter where people can be held jointly and severally liable.
He said, the very day Sir John’s funeral was held, June 4 celebration was also held though former President Mahama was not president at the celebration, video footage showed some of the people who attended the event did not observe the safety protocols.
He also said, a number of football games were also played over the weekend, which a lot of supporters did not observe the safety protocol and wondered why they are not calling for the prosecution of those individuals.
Lawyer Obiri Boahen asked, why the Ghana Medical Association is only complaining about the funeral of the former general secretary of the NPP and not the other events where a large number of people did not observe covid-19 protocol.
In a related matter, he said those complaining about Sir John’s tomb should be aware that the tomb was erected by the children and not the NPP because the deceased was very rich and his children can afford to put up such a tomb and there is nothing wrong with it.
Source: A1Radioonline.com/ 101.1MHz/ Ghana