General News of Sat, 28 Apr 201850
NDC outdoors new vigilante group ‘The Hawks’ at Kumasi Unity Walk
An added spectacle to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Unity Walk in Kumasi today was the appearance of heavily built macho men all wearing Black T-Shirts with the inscription “The Hawks”.
MyNewsGh.com earlier picked intelligence about the formation of the group by the NDC to allegedly counter the NPP’s Invisible and Delta Forces.
The creation of ‘The Hawks’ follows a warning from the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), to both New Patriotic Party (NPP), the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and other political parties, to dissolve all vigilante groups within their respective parties.
The commission issued a statement that such a step would “avoid any further and future undemocratic activities from such groups.”
Their charge to the political parties follows the tensions initiated by the NPP-affiliated Delta Force group in the Ashanti Region capital, Kumasi.
The actions of the group started with an assault of the Regional Security Coordinator at his office, and another attack at a Circuit Court leading to escape of some of its members who were standing trial in court.
The NCCE cautioned Ghanaians that “the discourse of activities of vigilantism should not be politicized, but should be addressed dispassionately with the nation’s interest and security at heart.”