Members of the United Cadres Front of Ghana have observed with dismay activities of vigilante groups, which have created fear and panic among the citizenry, especially, unsuspecting public and civil servants.

The latest incident where a group, calling itself Delta Force, attacked a Sitting Judge in Kumasi can be considered an attack on the sovereignty of Ghana and exposition of the state to a regime of survival of the fittest.

Members of the UCF are particularly disturbed by unguided statements by such persons as Hon. Kennedy Adjapong, a sitting Member of Parliament for Assin Central, and Lawyer Obiri Boahen, a Deputy General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party, which are intended to justify the inactions of such groups and meant to goad them on to attack and seize state institutions all over the country as well as personalities going about their lawful duties.

We shudder to state that such events, unimaginable after peaceful elections, have brought the good image of our dear nation into international disgrace, which questions the often-acclaimed position of Ghana as a bastion of democracy and rule of law.

We urge the security agencies to effectively act to justify their employment as Officers-of-State rather than remaining docile and impotent in the face of obvious untoward acts against state interest.

We call for the total ban and flushing out of members of such groups and their patrons whose activities are nakedly seen as confrontational and, thus, threat to national peace and security.

In fact, history must be a guide, which presupposes that, a stitch in time saves nine.

Source: United Cadres Front of Ghana/