- Bishop Charles Agyin Asare has raised concerns about the menace of vigilante groups in Ghana
- According to him, vigilante groups should be disbanded before they become rebel groups
- He was speaking during a thanksgiving service organized for the NDC
The head pastor and general overseer of the Perez Chapel International (PCI), Bishop Charles Agyin Asare, has called for an immediate disbandment of vigilante groups.
According to report by Ghanaweb.com, he added that the exercise would become more expensive, if such people are transformed into rebel groups.
Speaking at a thanksgiving service held for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), he added that their aim at that point would be nothing more than an attempt to spread violent and extremist ideologies.
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The man of God further noted that the actions of such groups could be traced to the 4th Republic in 1992, in which politicians sought to protect ballot boxes with well-built men.
He went on to say that, the situation has evolved over the years to 2009, and then reached the climax in the year 2017.
It was followed by reports of attacks on police officers and judges in court rooms, as well as the locking up of public officers.
The violence that rocked the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election was the straw that broke the camel’s back, he added.
Bishop Agyin Asare went on to say that growing inter and intra-political intolerance threatens the democracy of the country.
This, he explained, is further fuelled by the emergence of groups that have received sponsorship and training.
He noted that actions of these vigilante groups in Ghana are conspiracies to commit political crimes, which will give an advantage to their respective political parties.
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