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Politics of Friday, 22 February 2019

Source: Atinka Online

NPP infested with vigilantism – Mahama

Former President John Mahama believes a meeting with the various political parties on vigilantism is not the solution to the political menace

Speaking on Radio Gold Friday ahead of the party’s flagbearship race Saturday, Mr. Mahama said the alternative is to get government disband such groups aligned to the governing party as well as those he believes have been placed in state security apparatus to serve as an example to other political parties.

He added that there is vigilantism within the state apparatus and that is what is creating the problem. It is also crippling the state institutions from clamping down on vigilantism because NPP themselves are infested with vigilantism.

There have been concerns over political vigilantism groups who have seemingly become untouchable following their alignment to the main political parties in the country.

President Nana Akufo-Addo during his State of the Nation Address on Thursday urged the political parties to meet and find possible ways of disbanding their militia groups or he will be compelled to make a legislation to force the parties to disband such groups if they fail to adhere to his request.

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