Disbandment of vigilante groups: Akufo-Addo’s call will be wasteful – Nunoo-Mensah

Former National Security Advisor, Brigadier-General Nunoo-Mensah says the only way to disband party militia in Ghana’s politics is for the President to stand on his authority to pass a law that will legally forbid the operations of the groups.

According to him, any other suggestions will be a “waste of time” – since vigilante groups have become part of Ghana’s political system.

He accused both the ruling New Patriotic Party [NPP] and the opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC] of “pampering” vigilante groups since they are not ready to denounce them.

Speaking on NEAT FM’s morning show ‘Ghana Montie’, the former military capo condemned President Akufo-Addo’s call for both NPP and NDC to dialogue in disbanding the party militia during his State of the Nation Address.

He was emphatic that, the move will be wasteful after urging the President to use his office to champion for a law that will totally break up the activities of vigilante groups.

“Vigilantism in Ghana is not a man and a wife issue for them to dialogue. This is a serious security issues, we should not joke with this – and we are playing with fire. If this problem is not solved before 2020, then sorry to say we will be in trouble,” he said.

Adding that, “We all demand that the President should pass a law. He should give the law to parliament and pass it.”

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