Political vigilantism: Ofosu-Ampofo writes to Akufo-Addo
National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has officially written to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo over the latter’s call on the country’s two major political parties to dialogue on how to disband their respective militias.
The call by the president was made on Thursday, February 21 in his State of the Nation address to Parliament.
In his letter dated February 28, 2019, Mr Ofosu-Ampofo welcomed President Akufo-Addo’s call and insinuated it is long overdue.
He noted that the move must even be widened to cover all political parties as well as civil society organisations, the media, the police, the military and other relevant stakeholders.
The NDC National Chairman suggested that a mediator of “national credibility” must be appointed for the dialogue.
“In that regard, my party, the NDC, propose that the National Peace Council be appointed as the mediator for such a meeting.”
He also suggested that the Kofi Annan International Peace Training Centre (KAIPTC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) and the Institute for Democratic Governance (Ideg) join the efforts by the Peace Council.
“Your Excellency, I believe that with these as mediator and facilitators, we can look forward to a robust interaction that can only culminate in a successful resolution of the matter.”