President Akufo-Addo delivering a speech at the graduation ceremony
President Akufo-Addo delivering a speech

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo sent signals on Thursday that he may be compelled to introduce a legislation to control or disband political party vigilantes in the country.

This followed the infamous activity of vigilantes associated with the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) during a by-election in the capital late last month and the shooting incident in the Ashanti Regional office of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Tuesday.

Delivering his 2019 State of The Nation Address in parliament, Akufo-Addo urged the two major political parties, NPP and NDC, to meet to find ways of ending the menace ahead of the 2020 general election.

A committee set up by government has been hearing submissions from various people who were connected with the mayhem that characterized the January 31 by-election in Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency to replace a late Member of Parliament.

Experts fear that if these thugs associated with political parties were not disbanded immediately, the 2020 general election could be thrown into chaos. Enditem


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