The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has urged traditional leaders to call out the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) for ‘causing havoc’ in the country with the deployment of vigilante groups.
According to him, if the traditional leaders name and shame the NPP, such acts will reduce in the country.
“Often when we are counselling our children we try to make it general but among the children, you know the one who is a bad child. Even though you counsel all of us and say, politicians [are causing violence], all of you know who is the bad child amongst your children. So from time to time you must call them out and let them know that you are talking to them.”
“We know those who use vigilantes in this country, we know those who have the Invisible forces, Delta forces, Bolga bulldogs and the likes. We know those who caused violence in Ayawaso West Wuogon and shot people. We know them. So often we take the advice as political parties but I think traditional leaders too should from time to time, call out those persons causing the havoc so that they know they are the ones you are talking about.”
Mr. Mahama made the call when he paid a courtesy call on the Avenor Traditional Council in the Volta Region on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.