General News of Monday, 14 May 2018
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has began forming vigilante groups to match that of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) as the Lower West Akim constituency branch of the party has unveiled a vigilante group named ‘Asamankese NDC forces.’
The dreaded group according to sources holds magical powers that shield members from bullets and knife attacks.
The group was first spotted during the party’s Unity Walk at Somanya.
This comes after the first vigilante group, ‘he Hawks’ were spotted at the Kumasi edition of the Unity Walk last month, a group believed to have been formed by Former Ejisu/Juabeng Municipal Chief Executive, Afrifa Yamoah Ponkoh.
Speaking to Starr News at a press briefing to declare his intention to contest the Lower West Akyem Constituency organizer position, Aminu Issah alias Organizer general said the group is not to foment trouble like the invisible forces of the NPP but to provide a sense of security for the party and its supporters.
According to him, most supporters of the party in the settler communities were intimidated by the NPP vigilante groups which prevented them from voting in the 2016 election. He said NDC members were driven away from voting centers during the polls. Therefore, the new group has been formed to provide security for such people to enable them take part in the 2020 election.