General News Tue, 12 Mar 2019

Akufo-Addo not being sincere in disbanding vigilantism - Asiedu Nketia

The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has once again called on President Akufo-Addo to involve stakeholders in the disbandment of vigilantism in the country.

According to him, the NDC as a party has shown willingness to disband vigilantism in the country by writing to the President which till date he has refused to heed to their request.

"He is not sincere to his own words," he slammed President Akufo-Addo.

Speaking on Okay FM's 'Ade Akye Abia' programme, he maintained that the NDC as a party is yet to receive an invitation from the ruling party on the way forward in dealing with the President's call to disband vigilantism.

"The President is trying to throw dust in our eyes . . . how can such an important discussion, the invitation has to be through a mere phone call as Freddie Blay was saying?" he questioned.

He stressed that the NDC set the pace by writing to the President with the hope that the President and the NPP write them back in response, but not just phone call; wondering why it is so hard for the President to allow the Peace Council to lead the discussion.

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed dismay over a letter by the National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo requesting mediators and facilitators of the dialogue between the two major political parties in the country.

It could be recalled that the President in his State of the Nation Address at Parliament this year urged both the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the largest opposition NDC to hold a meeting towards the disbandment of vigilante groups.

President Nana Akufo-Addo noted with concern the dangers that vigilante groups pose to the lives of Ghanaians following their attacks by them since the inception of the government and so believes the two main political parties can help disband the groups.

The groups are said to owe allegiance to either the NPP or NDC and at their behest have been terrorizing people in the country.

Source: peacefmonline.com
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