- Former president John Mahama has advised President Akufo-Addo to disband vigilante groups in Ghana
- He added that the NPP first introduced vigilantism into Ghana when they were in opposition
- Mahama further noted that the party has confidence in Ghana's security system with regard to its upcoming electoral process
Former president John Dramani Mahama has called on President Akufo-Addo to disband vigilante groups in Ghana.
Wrapping up his campaign tour of all the 275 constituencies, he added that it is the president’s duty to ensure that Ghana is free of such groups.
According to a report by Classfmonline.com, he explained that all political parties have ‘machomen’ who provide intra-party security.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP), he went on, introduced vigilante groups in Ghana to train them as thugs for the party.
Mahama further noted that the government is putting resources of the state at the disposal of vigilante groups, and that stimulated responses from other parties.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC), he said, is however committed to peaceful elections and would therefore not do anything to threaten nor breach the security of the state.
To him, the NDC has confidence in the state’s security agencies to ensure that its presidential primaries, which would be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019, will be peaceful.
For that reason, he added, the party will not deploy any organised party security group for that purpose.
Seven people are contesting for the position of NDC’s flagbearer, to lead the party into the 2020 elections.
They are John Mahama, Goosie Tanoh, Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Sylvester Mensah, Alban Bagbin, Professor Joshua Alabi and Nurudeen Iddrisu.
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