The Executive Director of Peace Watch Ghana, Madam Nyonkopa Daniels, has posited that it is so alarming for a democratic state like Ghana to be experiencing the act of lawlessness, impunity and acts of vigilantism.
The activist described the existence of vigilantism as demonic, diabolic, occultism, and I think this nonsense must stop in this country, she added.
She was worried the two major political parties namely National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have failed to learn from our history and supporting vigilantism in Ghana.
She asked the political parties to refrain from supporting and sponsoring the unlawful activities of vigilante groups in order to sustain the country’s stability.
Madam Daniels said, ‘’we have to tread cautiously. It seems we have a short memory because we do not learn from history. Lets take a look at what happened in Liberia and other African countries, is that what we want to see in Ghana?
She called on female appointees of President Akufo-Addo to speak against the activities of vigilantism because women and children are the ones to suffer should the national experience any form of crisis.
Ghana she warned is sitting on a ‘’time bomb’’ and if care is not taking, we would be taken by surprise because of the existence of vigilante groups.
She appealed to religious leaders, traditional leaders, and civic society groups to join the fight against vigilante groups.
The shooting incident at La Bawaleshie during the Ayawaso West Wuogon election was preventable, she noted.
She said, the NDC when in opposition tags NPP as violent party and in that same manner, when the NPP is in opposition, it tags the NDC as a violent power but both parties have endorsed vigilantism, this nonsense must stop.