Kwesi Pratt Jnr, Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper has described the meeting for the disbandment of political vigilantism as “useless”.
The veteran journalist stated that political vigilantism is already illegal in Ghana and a meeting to disband it is totally dead on arrival.
President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo called for a ‘voluntary disbandment’ deliberation on vigilante groups between the two major political parties, NPP and NDC.
He made the pronouncement during his State of the Nation Address in Parliament in February.
The statement followed tensions which erupted during the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency by-election where the government was accused of engaging in state-sponsored political violence.
Kwesi Pratt Jnr, in an interview with Ekourba Gyasi Monday, explained that political vigilantism is not a threat to only National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP).
“The meeting was useless and has no importance to Ghanaians. Every Ghanaian citizen is at risk. Vigilantism in itself is a threat to everything including the national security of the nation, that is how we should see it and not engage in a useless and fruitless meeting”, he added.
According to him, there is no need to sit in a meeting when we could have tracked, apprehended and prosecuted those involved in the vigilante act during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
He stated that the vigilante menace has turned into a “political football” and the various parties are taking turns to play it.
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