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General News of Sunday, 3 March 2019


NDC, NPP are criminals – PPP’s Divine Nkrumah

The National Youth Coordinator, of the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) Divine Nkrumah, has described the two leading political parties in Ghana, the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) and opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) as criminal organizations.

According to him, he’s labelled them as such because they influence and sponsor vigilantes who he insists are nothing but criminals.

Divine Nkrumah was commenting on the call by President Akufo Addo on the two parties to meet and fashion out a way of banning these vigilante groups affiliated to them.

In an interview with host Kwaku Owusu Adjei on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa FM, Divine Nkrumah wondered why President Akufo Addo will not allow the Police to do their work and crack the whip on vigilantes affiliated to these parties.

“The NDC and the NPP are those who sponsor these so-called vigilantes who I call thugs, these sponsors are criminals. I mean the NPP and NDC parties are both criminals if you know these criminals who influence and sponsor these bad guys and you ask them to sit around a table, have a discussion and come out with a resolution to handle the menace of vigilantism which I call thuggery, it is like tickling yourself and laughing. Or you’ve built a house with sheer butter and you go to commission it, as soon as the sun shines, the house will melt for you to be disgraced. That’s exactly what President Akufo Addo has done.”

Divine Nkrumah added that these well-built young men who call themselves are thugs and have no loyalty to the political parties.

“These so-called vigilantes have no loyalty, they are hired gangs, they offer their services to the highest bidder. They are not die-hard supporters of any political party. They are criminals, in the morning and afternoon when you meet them they are landguards, in the evening they are armed robbers and in the political season, they call themselves members of a vigilante group. I expected the President to fire a warning to the IGP, not to countenance the activities of these vigilantes because he’s (President) said he will not support such criminal acts.”