Politics Sat, 16 Feb 2019

We are already forming more vigilante groups ahead of 2020 — Otokunor replies IGP’s disband-vigilante order

The Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress NDC), Peter Boamah Otokunor has replied the Inspector General of Police’s order for all political parties to disband their vigilante groups.

According to the Deputy Scribe of the NDC, their party has already began work on creating new groups to protect their votes in 2020 as they no longer trust the police.

“We [NDC] have it in mind to form vigilante groups ahead of 2020. We can’t rely on the police for our safety,” he told host Mac Jerry Osei Agyeman on Thursday during Neat FM’s Evening Political Show Torchlight.

The opposition party’s Deputy General Secretary, said solid preparations are underway for more vigilante groups to be birthed in the NDC.

This comes after the the Eastern regional organizer of the NDC Hackman Kabore also said the party will not disband its vigilante groups unless its opponents do so.

Kabore, who founded the vigilante group “Eastern Mambas” said the largest opposition must see convincing commitment on the part of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to disband theirs.

According to him, the party has intelligence the NPP will pretend to have disbanded its vigilante groups but will clandestinely rebrand them National Security Operatives ostensibly to unleash mayhem in 2020 as part of a grand agenda to hold on to power.

He alleged the Minister of State in charge of National Security is training a vigilante group at Mpraeso.

Source: mynewsgh.com