A security and political analyst, Mr. Ibard Ibrahim, has emphasized on the dangers of Political party - affiliated vigilante groups to the peace of the country.
According to Mr Ibard, vigilante groups under the influence of Political parties in the country can cause political violence if they are not immediately removed from the political system.
Mr. Ibard Ibrahim, disclosed this in an interaction with the media, and noted that, the peace in Ghana is at stake, if vigilante groups like the Azorka Boys, Bolga Buill Dogs and other such political affiliated groups are kept in existence till the 2016 general elections.
Mr. Ibard cited the recent chaos that ensued when the Azorka Boys of the NDC clashed with the Bolga Bull Dogs affiliated to the NPP during the Talensi by-elections, which claimed lives and properties as well.
He said, "if these violent groups which are being backed by high profile personalities are not terminated immediately from our political system, there is no assurance of a peaceful election come 2016"
Mr. Ibard also condemned the situation whereby high profile people hire security personnel as their personal security guards, which he said is unlawful.
"You cannot have a personal security from the National Security services, no matter who you are, because it is against the laws of the Country. "He said.
He has however called on the National security to take immediate action against such groups in order not to burst the long term won peace pipe of the Country.
Story by: Eric Donaldson Boakye - Yiadom, Kumasi.