A former general secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG), Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, has pleaded with Ghanaian women to reject marriage and relationship proposals from men in political vigilante groups.
According to the religious leader, ladies who marry members of vigilante groups do so at their own peril as the violence of the men could catch on to these ladies.
His advice comes on the back of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), David Asante Apeatu, directing political parties to denounce vigilante groups claiming allegiance to them with immediate effect.
Speaking on a radio show in Accra earlier in the week, Rev. Dr. Opuni-Frimpong condemned the activities of vigilante groups, adding that their existence is a serious national security threat.
The former CCG general secretary said it was imperative that society used all available ways to discourage young men from identifying with political vigilante groups.
These ways of discouraging them, according to Rev Dr Opuni-Frimpong, could mean, denying these men the romantic attachments they may need.
He was quoted as saying: “I’m telling our ladies not to marry a member of a vigilante group, who only knows how to exhibit their rowdy best.
Our decent Ghanaian ladies do not deserve to spend their lives with such dangerous characters. Ghanaians are strongly against the existence of vigilante groups, so why must our women show love to these guys".
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) lecturer emphasised that although vigilantism itself was not a bad idea, the culture that has been sowed in Ghana was very poor.
Thus, he hoped that a denial from friends and family would cause young men to stop putting their lives and those of others at risk.
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