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Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress [NDC], Peter Boamah Otokunor, has asked the ruling NPP to show more commitment towards the disbandment of vigilante groups as proposed by their leader, President Akufo-Addo.

According to him details of the letter written to his party by the NPP of which they have had primarily discussions on but waiting to take a concrete decision on as a party depict a motive which to him if maintained cannot disband vigilante groups due to the omission of the multi-stakeholder involvement.

“What they have written to us is not a multi-stakeholder meeting that is why they have left the vacuum for us to choose the venue and suggest other things. The NPP must show much commitment that they are ruling this country whereas their leader who is the president of this country is close to the authority of state to even uproot or eliminate this menace without calling for a meeting,” he said.  

In an interview on Joy FM, Peter Boamah Otokunor stated that the NPP is unable to fulfill the kind of commitment expected of them by Ghanaians.

“Clearly, details of the letter declare that the NPP are still unable to show the kind of commitment the people of Ghana is expecting from them with respect to this matter. We are going to have a meeting with them to discuss the roadmap as to which stakeholders should be involved in the discussion.

“ . . Luckily for us we already have in our country the stakeholders we believe should be part of such a public interest discussion. I don’t think starting with the National Peace Council is a bad idea. It appears that the NPP in their operations are exhibiting some level of bad faith that will not help make a smooth discussion or course,” he indicated.

Peter Otokunor in his submission stressed that the NPP has intentionally granted them the opportunity to choose a venue in the letter because they know their request of meeting them alone without any of the stakeholders present is not a procedure they are happy about.

“They have done that because they know the NDC is requesting for a multi-stakeholder meeting and what the NPP is requesting from us this week is not a multi-stakeholder meeting, if they were committed and really want to show to the people of this country that they see the urgency in the elimination and uprooting of militia groups they would have set the place for the meeting and as well take into consideration other needed materials,” he added.

Source: Elizabeth Semiheva Bedi/Peacefmonline.com

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