- Political vigilante groups have caused chaos and damages across the country since the change of governments
- President Akufo-Addo has promised to ensure that the menace is stopped
- The Police force have declared that government appointees will not interfere in their work to end the activities of the vigilante groups
The Ghana Police Service has declared its determination to fight the menace of political vigilantism in the country, and will not tolerate any interference from political appointees in the execution of their duties.
This was said by the Director General of Public Affairs at the Ghana Police Service, ACP David Eklu.
ACP Eklu was speaking in an interview with GBC’s radio program, Behind the News, when he said the increase in politically-motivated acts by some suspected youth of the ruling New Patriotic Party raised the need for the police to ensure that the menace is stopped.
The vigilante groups have been a source of chaos and violence in recent months across the country.
The sole motivation of these groups such as the Delta Force, who have associated themselves with the NPP, is seemingly to secure jobs for the unemployed youth who gave massive support to the party during the election period.
However, it has been non-stop violent clashes and forceful seizures of government agencies since the NPP took over.
Many national stakeholders have demanded justice from the government over the damages these groups have caused.
In a report by MyNewsGH.com, ACP Eklu explained how the police force plans to tackle this menace without succumbing to political interference from regional ministers and municipal executives, who head security councils in these areas.
According to him, since the president gave explicit orders to ensure that the acts of political vigilantism are completely wiped out from the country, no other government appointee has the power to interfere in work of the force.
He further noted that these groups have been warned by the National Security, and there will be zero tolerance for their activities henceforth.
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