The newly elected National Youth Organiser of the National Democratic Party (NDC), George Opare Addo, has cautioned that more vigilante groups will emerge from his party if the New Patriotic Party (NPP) does not disband its vigilante groups.
“If the NPP, if the President does not disband the Invisible and Delta forces then we have no other alternative, we will have to be ready to protect ourselves,” he stressed.
Mr Addo was speaking in reference to the attack on a meeting of NPP constituency executives in Tafo-Pankrono chaired by the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency, Dr Anthony Akoto Osei.
The assailants are suspected to be part of aggrieved Delta Force members who wanted to physically assault the MP over failed election promises before the 2016 general election.
According to Mr Addo, “if senior ministers of state with police protection are running for their dear lives how much more an ordinary man like me, more groups like The Hawks will emerge if it becomes necessary why not?”
The NDC have endorsed the pro-NDC vigilante group called The Hawks, which first emerged during the party’s unity walk in the Ashanti Region.
When asked if The NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia has already endorsed the emergence of pro-NDC vigilante groups as a “natural response” to the NPP’s refusal to disband its own vigilante groups, he declared “I endorse it fully, it’s a proper response to the recalcitrance of the government and their refusal to do anything about vigilantes on the NPP side.”
The National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) criticised the NDC and was “saddened” by the development which went contrary to the nationwide condemnation of political party vigilantism prior to the 2016 general election. –citinewsroom.com