The Head of the Dworwulu Circuit of the Methodist Church, Bishop Stephen Bonsumtwi Ayensu, has challenged President AkufoAddo to disband vigilante groups with immediate effect.
The man of God told Kwabena Agyapong on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that, the president wills the power to disband the existence of these groups.
He said, the president must show leadership and even go ahead and send to parliament a law that will criminalise the existence of all these vigilante groups before it takes the nation to the abyss.
Bishop Ayensu indicated that we must deal with vigilantism once and for all. It is leading us to a dangerous path. Their existence to our democracy and stability,”he added.
Reacting to the shooting incident recorded during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election, he said, the incident was condemnable and unfortunate.
He described the police officers who wore masks on the election day as unnecessary and intimidating.
He believes the incident was highly avoidable.
He was however quick to add that, the entire process was simple, smooth and very quite despite the incident.
He also asked Ghanaians not to exaggerate on issues because they also contribute to tension and panic.
Meanwhile, he has described former President Mahama’s boot for boot comments as unnecessary and irresponsible.
Politicians should not be allowed to take citizens for granted, he said.
He added, we cannot allow politicians to cheat us everyday. We must speak against anything bad done by politicians no matter our political affiliations. The country Ghana must the top priority and so we must not allow politicians to incite people.
Meanwhile, Mr Mahama has described religious leaders as hypocrites for calling on to apologise for his boot for boot comments.
“The problem with Ghana is the hypocrisy of some of our opinion leaders,” Mr Mahama, who is touring the Volta Region as part of his campaign to win the flag bearer slot of the NDC ahead of the 2020 polls said.
“Anytime NDC is in power, they are always very vocal”, Mr Mahama observed, adding: “When something happens: ‘This is wrong’, and they are condemning it. But as soon as their preferred government comes into power, everything is right: ‘family and friends [government]’ is okay as long as they are qualified.