National Organizer of opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joshua Hamidu Akamba, has said the umbrella family has always stood for peace in Ghana.
He told Kwabena Agyapong on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that, the only thing the party wants is to see Ghana stable and peaceful.
He was reacting to the letter the New Patriotic Party (NPP) wrote to the NDC inviting it to a meeting as directed by President Akufo-Addo towards the disbandment of vigilante groups.
Mr Akamba said, the NDC ‘s position to have mediators facilitate the meeting was for a good course and so ‘’we are happy the NPP has agreed to our position’’.
He confirmed receipt of the letter and assured the party will respond by close of today [Wednesday] and I want to also assure you that, the NDC is committed to a peaceful Ghana. The NDC as a political party, we are on and with the call to disband vigilante groups.’’
To him, if the NPP had agreed with the position of the NDC, they would have reached a dialogue on the matter.
General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu has written to the NDC asking the party to find a location convenient fro them so they dialogue on the possible ways to disband vigilante groups.
The letter said: This invitation has been necessitated not only by the President’s call during the 2019 State of the Nation’s Address, but also, by the legitimate concerns expressed by overwhelming Ghanaians about this menace, and the need for the two political parties to do the needful, in the interest of the nation.
You would recall that, since the President made this call, our National Chairman, Hon. Freddie Blay, has been engaging your good self in telephone conversations on the subject. We think that time is now rife for the parties to hold this crucial meeting, which the whole nation has been looking forward to.
We have also taken notice of your request to expand the scope of the engagement to Include multiple stakeholders, and wish to assure you that the NPP avails itself for this consideration at the meeting, which will afford the two parties the opportunity to agree on the various stakeholders to be invited in the subsequent engagements.
The NPP proposes that this crucial meeting comes off during this week, at a venue convenient to you. And so, we entreat you to as soon as possible, get in touch with the party when you find a suitable venue for this meeting.’’