Hooligans and vigilante groups of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) have been warned to desist from violent acts or prepare to face the full rigors of the law.
This is according to the acting Chairman of the NPP, Freddy Blay.
Youth groups of the NPP have been fingered in a number of cases involving violence since the party won power in 2016.
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In all, there have been over 20 cases of violence recorded which had NPP vigilante groups involved.
But according to Freddy Blay, such acts should be condemned and has warned that the party will not cover up for anyone who falls foul.
In an interview with Citi News, he said: “Law is law, and it must be enforced in this country. So I will ask that if they [vigilante groups] are our members they should stop doing that because people who do that ought to face the rigorous of the law.
“…I think it is regrettable and must be condemned. That kind of hooliganism, we must stop it. Whatever it is, government has appointed individuals and given them positions and tasked them to perform some roles in the management of this country.
“We should respect that, whoever we are; members of our party, supporters should not take the law into their own hands. I will tell all our members in this country particularly party leadership, supporters and the youth that we must discourage that, we must not give a backing to that. We should not encourage young men to do it that way. Directly or indirectly we should stop that.”
His comments come after a series of violence cases attributed to the NPP’s youth groups.
Recently, members of the Delta Force – an NPP vigilante group – invaded the privacy of the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator, George Adjei, and subjected him to threats.
There have also been other notable cases, but Mr Blay insists the NPP government is ready to put things right and will not compromise in their efforts.