A security expert at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPC), Dr Emmanuel Kwesi Aning has predicted that 2016 would be full of challenges for Ghanaians due to the stakes for the Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
According to him, the security signals on the posture of the two biggest political parties; the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) gives worrying security signs. “We must all be worried about the posture of the two political parties,” he said.
Dr Aning, spoke to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview after a public lecture by the Minister of Defence for Ireland, Simon Coveney.
The public lecture was organised by the KAIPTC in collaboration with the Irish Embassy on the topic “Irish Peacekeeping: Over 50 years of service”, on Thursday in Accra.
Dr Aning, who is the Head of Research at the KAIPTC, described as disturbing the use of “Political Macho men,” such as Bolga Bull Dogs and Azorka Boys by both political parties to intimidate their opponents.
Dr Aning also urged Ghanaians to reject politicians who were abusive of their elders, intimidating, and employed the use of voodoo and violent means that lead to death and rather seek those who will rather make laws and seek the welfare of its people.