The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has extended an invitation to opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to kick off talks to dissolve political vigilante groups.
In his State of the Nation Address in February, President Akufo-Addo ordered the two main political parties to find ways of scrapping vigilante groups to safeguard the peace of the country.
Ahead of the said meeting, Nana Akufo-Addo has directed the Attorney General to draft a bill to police such acts.
In the NPP letter, the General Secretary John Boadu, is requesting the national chairman of the NDC Samuel Ofosu Ampofo to make arrangement for the crucial meeting to take place this week “at a venue convenient to you.”
“And so, we entreat you to as soon as possible, get in touch with the party when you find a suitable venue for this meeting,” the letter dated March 15, 2019 added.
Read the full letter below:
INVITATION TO A MEETING ON THE SUBJECT OF ‘DISBANDMENT OF PARTY VIGILANTE GROUPS’
On behalf of the NPP, I am pleased to officially invite you (the NDC) to a meeting to discuss the menace of political vigilantism which has gained notoriety in The country, and explore ways of permanently disbanding the various vigilante groups associated with Ghana’s two major political parties.
This invitation has been necessitated not only by the President’s call during the 2019 State of the Nation’s Address, but also, by the legitimate concerns expressed by overwhelming Ghanaians about this menace, and the need for the two political parties to do the needful, in the interest of the nation.
You would recall that, since the President made this call, our National Chairman, Hon. Freddie Blay, has been engaging your good self in telephone conversations on the subject. We think that time is now rife for the parties to hold this crucial meeting, which the whole nation has been looking forward to.
We have also taken notice of your request to expand the scope of the engagement to Include multiple stakeholders, and wish to assure you that the NPP avails itself for this consideration at the meeting, which will afford the two parties the opportunity to agree on the various stakeholders to be invited in the subsequent engagements.
The NPP proposes that this crucial meeting comes off during this week, at a venue convenient to you. And so, we entreat you to as soon as possible, get in touch with the party when you find a suitable venue for this meeting.
Source: Ghana | GhanaNewsPage.Com