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Calls to resign baseless and unfounded – Interior Minister

Minister for the Interior, Mark Woyongo, has dismissed calls for his resignation over the “violence begets violence” comments he made on a Kumasi based radio station.
Such demands, he said, are baseless and unfounded.
“Resign for what? When people said ‘all die be die’ – we have Atiwa and all sorts of nasty incidents in the past … how many people resigned? he asked in an interview with Fiifi Banson on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.3 FM Thursday.
When reminded by Banson that those who made those pronouncements were not in positions as ministers of state at that time, the Interior Minister retorted “you mean when we had the Atiwa by-election we had no minister in charge of the Interior?”
He wondered why people are taking his “violence begets violence” comments out of context, saying ” it is too simple for people to make such calls.”
He added “violence begets violence is a truism. If you don’t perpetrate violence, there won’t be a reaction. I made that point very clear but that doesn’t mean I am justifying violence and that I am supporting it and endorsing it, no.”
According to him, what he meant over his remarks was the need to look into the background of the groupings that perpetrated violence during the Talensi by-election and take a decision on them.
“If they are operating legally, we have to streamline their operations. If they are not operating illegally, we have to ban them.”
credit: kasapafmonline

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