March 11, 2019

Second Deputy Majority Chief Whip and Member of Parliament (MP) for Kpandai, Mathew Nyindam has defended Political parties in Ghana saying they do not own the vigilante groups in the country.

According to the Kpandai lawmaker, individuals within the various political parties own these vigilante groups. He made this remarks in the wake of multimedia’s documentary exposing some militia training going on at the Osu castle.

As to why the President Nana Akufo-Addo is looking on for the activities of vigilante groups to go on, he responded by pointing out that, “President has always call on the Inspector General of Police to arrest perpetrators of crime”.

He further emphasised that, the President has called on the state security to arrest and pointed out that he did not see anything new in the documentary video shown by multimedia. “In the video where was it said that the President was aware”, he questioned in an interview with journalists in Parliament”.

Again, the President has asked that political parties come together to deal with vigilantism, we do not have the peace council or churches owning these vigilante groups.

“We do business with these vigilante groups own by individuals in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC), but not sanction by the parties and recognize by them”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/