The Member of Parliament for Asawase, Muntaka Mubarak has said that if the police fails to protect members of the National Democratic Congress from rampaging New Patriotic Party supporters, they would form a vigilante group to fight back.
Speaking to his constituents on Monday, he said, "We’ve told the police today [that] if by the end of this week we don’t see the police visibly protecting life and property in our community, we’ll take the law into our own hands and also form a [vigilante] group because they are moving in pick-ups that are not registered."
According to him, the Invisible Forces were at the Asawase market harassing contractors working there.
Mr Mubarak said he could not fathom the reasons behind President Nana Addo's silence as he made an oath that he will do right by all persons, not just NPP members.
".......He didn’t say he would do right to NPP persons; he said that he would defend the constitution of this country and he would do it without fear or favour.He must walk the talk. … If he fails to do it, we are assuring the people of this country that we will not be the first to go and attack anybody but definitely we are not going to sit for anybody to run over us. We are more than them, we can assure them that we are also watching. If by the end of this week we don’t see the…police protecting life and property, we will also form our vigilante and wherever they are, we’ll also be chasing them," he threatened.
The Invisible Forces are a security arm of the NPP mainly full of NPP youth who began seizing and attacking state facilities, including the Tema Harbour, the YEA offices and Passport offices, after President Akufo-Addo's inauguration.
Meanwhile, the acting chairman of the NPP, Freddie Blay has said that not all of the acts of takeovers must be condemned as some of these NPP supporters were merely protecting the state facilities.
According to Mr Blay, "It is your duty, my duty to stop anybody stealing, even an individual property, if you have good reason to know that what the person is doing amounts to stealing. If you see people stealing cars from the harbour, taking them away, are you suggesting that we should wait and go and call the police before they stop them?"