- GPCC's president, Rev Prof. Paul Frimpong-Manso, has called on political parties to disband all vigilante groups
- He added that the council will lead a demonstration if the parties fails to do so
The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has called on political parties in Ghana to disband all vigilante groups within the next three months.
Failure to do so, YEN.com.gh understands, will result in a demonstration spearheaded by the council.
According to Myjoyonline.com, the president of the GPCC, Rev Prof. Paul Frimpong-Manso, stated “political parties have failed the country with the continuous use of vigilante groups to foment trouble.”
Speaking at the 2019 conference of the council, he added that Ghanaians should reject any political party that fails to heed to the directive.
In November 2017, the GPCC released a statement to condemn the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) for looking on unconcerned, as vigilantes affiliated to the party caused mayhem in Karaga, Tumu and Techiman.
“It is becoming worrying when these party vigilantes seem to be emboldened by each passing day as a result of the seeming inaction of the police service and defiant statements from some party executives in support of these hoodlums,” the council said.
The council added that the activities of such groups is a worrying phenomenon that is gradually getting out of hand, and this could threaten Ghana’s national security setup.
The GPCC is a faith-based organisation and the umbrella body of over 200 pentecostal and charismatic christian church denominations and para-church organisations in Ghana.
The by-election held at Ayawaso West Wuogon on Thursday, January 31, 2019, recorded incidents of violence, some of which were attributed to groups reportedly affiliated with some political parties.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George, was assaulted as the by-election progressed.
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