President Akufo-Addo has dismissed claims the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is recruiting “party thugs for the 2020 general elections.”
“No such directive has been given, nor will any such directive be given, and no such recruitment is taking place,” Akufo-Addo said in a response to a letter from the National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo on moves to disband militia groups.
Ofosu-Ampofo in a letter to the president earlier had raised concerns about the recruitment of hoodlums by the NPP to intimidate people during the general elections.
In a three-page reply, Akufo-Addo said his track record will determine his second term and not the use of militias.
“Neither the New Patriotic Party nor I need political party thugs to win the 2020 election. We will do so on the basis of our record, our argument and our values,” Nana Addo stressed.
It will be recalled that during the State of the Nation Address in Parliament, Akufo-Addo appealed to the two major political parties – NDC and NPP – to dialogue on how to disband vigilante groupings such as the Delta Forces, Invincible Forces, Hawks and Azorka Boys.
Below is his full response to the NDC chairman: