- The opposition NDC has reportedly formed a new vigilante group
- The group, known as the 'The Hawks', was outdoored at the party's Unity Walk in Kumasi on Saturday
YEN.com.gh has sighted photos of some extremely muscled men at the National Democratic Congress' Unity Walk being held in the Ashanti Regional capital of Kumasi.
In the photos, the macho men, as such heavily built men are commonly referred to in Ghana, are seen in Black T-shirts with the “The Hawks” inscribed on them.
According to Mynewsgh.com which posted the photos, the macho men are part of a new vigilante group formed by the opposition party to counter the activities of the ruling New Patriotic Party's (NPP) Invisible and Delta Forces.
The NPP's Invisible and Delta forcesForces gained a notoriety for causing mayhem including reported attacks on NDC members.
The NDC had threatened to from their own group to counter them and it looks like they have made good on their threats.
The creation of ‘The Hawks’, however, comes after a warning from the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), to both New Patriotic Party (NPP), the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and other political parties, to dissolve all vigilante groups within their respective parties.
The commission issued a statement that such a step would “avoid any further and future undemocratic activities from such groups.”
Their charge to the political parties follows the tensions initiated by the NPP-affiliated Delta Force group in the Ashanti Region capital, Kumasi.
The actions of the group started with an assault of the Regional Security Coordinator at his office, and another attack at a Circuit Court leading to escape of some of its members who were standing trial in court.
The NCCE cautioned Ghanaians that “the discourse of activities of vigilantism should not be politicized, but should be addressed dispassionately with the nation’s interest and security at heart.”
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