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The General Superintendent of Assemblies of God and also President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Rev Prof Paul Yaw Frimpong-Manso has that the Christian Groups in Ghana will soon hit the street to demonstrate against vigilante groups if the appropriate political leaders do not disband them immediately.

According to him both the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress ( NDC) are equally guilty of vigilantism and for that matter have given them 3 months ultimatum to disband them.

Speaking on Okay FM's 'Ade Akye Abia' programme, he explained that vigilantism is one of the things that has really dent the image of Ghana hence must be disbanded.

"Vigilantism is causing confusion, threatening lives of Ghanaians and creating a lot of discomfort where ever they go and with consultation with our members we will soon hit the street against it," he said.

He therefore urged every Ghanaian to reject any party that engages in vigilantism and called on media houses to also help fight against vigilantism.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu, has asked political parties in the country to denounce their vigilante groups to 'embolden' the Ghana Police Service.

Calls for the disbandment of various vigilante groups in the country increased after violence emerged during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.

So far, the two major political parties: the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) are known to have vigilante groups.

The IGP, who was speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, urged the parties “to immediately denounce their own vigilante groups to create the necessary awareness that will embolden the police. The truth is that if we prescribe a security solution to a politically motivated problem, you may only be reducing the pain but not curing the disease.”
Source: Josephine Acheampomaa / [email protected]

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