NDC writes another letter to Akufo-Addo; wants wider participation in militia disbandment dialogue

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has once again written to President Akufo-Addo as they want wider participation in the meeting to disband the political party militia.

In a letter signed by the party’s National Chairman Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo to President Akufo-Addo, on Monday explained that their decision is to find a lasting solution to canker by involving all other stakeholders.

“Our position on participation is quite simple: a lasting solution to the crisis of political violence requires that we involve all stakeholders. This is generally accepted as good practice…the stakeholders in the struggle against political violence cannot reasonably be limited to the two largest political parties,” the party said.

The NDC had earlier written to the President asking for the inclusion of all the other political parties and wanted the Peace Council to serve as a mediator in the dialogue.

The President responded to their letter and he was encouraged by the positive nature of the response of the NDC to his call for on vigilantism.

He added that he was hopeful both the NDC and the NPP can all work together to achieve a positive result for Ghana as the call to end vigilantism intensifies.

Delivering his 2019 State of the Nation Address in Parliament, President Akufo-Addo said he had instructed the leadership of the NPP, which he belongs to, to extend an invitation to the opposition NDC to discuss how to disband their respective vigilante groups.

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