President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been challenged to gather the courage and disband all vigilante groups associated with the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), to serve as an example for other parties to do it.
Retired Commissioner of Police (COP) Bright Oduro who threw the challenge on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm said, the existence of vigilante groups is a threat to national security and Ghana’s democracy.
‘’We can ban vigilante groups. The president of the republic must ban and deal with the groups associated with the ruling NPP. The current president must have the political will to disband all groups associated with the NPP so that, all the other political parties will take a cue from it. The government must empower the police to deal with such lawless groups. That is the most important thing to do,’’ he said.
The former boss at the CID underscored the need for the police to be allowed to work independently without any political interference.
He commended the presidency for constituting the three-member committee to probe the shooting incident at the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
He called on the committee to do a thorough job, recommend measures to also help address the existence of vigilante groups in the country
He condemned the shooting incident, described the hooded men as ”organised vigilantes” who could be easily identified because the National Security Minister Bryan Acheampong has confessed deploying the men.