For vigilante groups in the governing NPP to ignore President Akufo-Addo’s advice and continue with their violent attacks is worrying, the Christian Council of Ghana assessed.
General Secretary of the Christian Council, Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong therefore wants the leadership of the NPP to take the bull by the horn and rein in these vigilante groups.
He said that the party can’t shirk its responsibility and expect the police to deal with vigilantism that is festering in the party.
The Council, he stated, finds it “worrying” that the president was not given space by his own people “within” the party to tackle core issues facing the country.
Many find the incessant attacks by NPP youth groups disturbing, especially when perpetrators have taken it to the courts, police stations, other state installations as well as party offices and officers. When the development got to President Akufo-Addo months ago, he warned that vigilante groups “will find no shield in my government from the law“.
But the youth groups appear unperturbed and have shown gross disregard for the president’s resolve to apply the law. “We have had instances of [vigilantism]but it is becoming very worrying.
How many times, has the president raised voice of wisdom to his own people…and it’s like his own people are defying his words of wisdom,” Rev. Opuni-Frimpong observed.