General News of Monday, 8 October 2018
The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has called on all political parties to show their commitment to national stability by disbanding all vigilante groups.
The call comes on the back of a recent attack by some members of NPP pro-vigilante group, Delta Force on Tafo Pankrono MP, Dr Anthony Akoto Osei, while he was holding a meeting with some constituency executives Sunday evening.
Condemning the act of the vigilante group at a press briefing in Accra on Monday, the chairman of the National Commission for Civic Education, Josephine Nkrumah said political party vigilantes have no place in Ghana’s democratic culture and therefore the leadership of the National Patriotic Party must show their commitment to National stability by disbanding all vigilante groups associated to them.
“After 25 years of democratic governance, it is unacceptable for any group of persons to commit such acts that undermine the rule of law and democracy” adding that “No individual or group of persons can hold the country to ransom under the guise of political party vigilantism”.
Ms. Nkrumah said the NCCE holds the considered view that the apparent leniency with which the Delta Force members were handled when they struck at the law courts to free their fellow perpetrators has further emboldened them to continue to act with such impunity adding that “the security agencies must hasten investigations into the latest incident and bring the deviants to book”
“We call on all security agencies, the security Minister, National Security Advisor to work together to restore the confidence of Ghanaians in security and law enforcement agencies” she said.