- NDC's flagbearer, John Mahama, has stated that the NDC is ready to discuss vigilantism with the NPP
- He however added that the National Peace Council should mediate the discussions
- Mahama is reported to have earlier said that discussions about vigilantism was a simplistic approach
Former president and flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has announced that the party is ready to discuss vigilantism with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in good faith.
According to a Citinewsroom.com report, he added that the NDC will do everything to ensure that the objectives of the discussions are upheld.
Speaking at a thanksgiving service held at Perez Chapel International, he went on to say that the NDC has written to President Akufo-Addo on the matter, and have called on the National Peace Council (NPC) to preside over the talks.
His comments allegedly follow an earlier remark, which suggested that the president’s call for the disbandment of vigilantism was too simplistic and can therefore not work.
He is reported to have added that vigilantism goes beyond politics and for that matter, the president’s call may not be feasible.
President Akufo, during the presentation of the 2019 State of the Nation Address (SONA) called on the NPP and the NDC to ensure that all vigilante groups are disbanded.
Failure to do so, he said, would compel him to initiate a legislation that would make vigilantism illegal.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the national chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, admitted some pro-NDC vigilante groups were present during the by-election at Ayawaso West Wuogon on Thursday, January 31, 2019.
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