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Disbanding vigilante groups: NDC questions Akufo Addo’s commitment

The opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) has questioned President Akufo Addo commitment to his own call on the two leading political parties in the country to meet and disband vigilante groups affiliated to them.

This comes after the President responding to a letter written by the NDC rejected their call for among others the Peace Council to be appointed as the mediator.

Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Peter Boamah Otukonor tells Starr News that his party is still committed to meet the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) despite the stance taken by the President.

“We heard the Communications Director of the Presidency talking, we considered that letter in the realm of fake news. We couldn’t believe the Presidency will go that low with the diction, content and tone of the letter. It’s a big problem to have our President reduce such critical discussion to pedestrian level. It’s becoming a case of terrorism and you don’t say that it is a case between two political parties when you are a sitting president and the lives and property of the people of this country has been enshrined in your custody to protect.”

He added: “I think that the President made a big mistake, perhaps the advisors and those who wrote the letter for him did him a very great disservice. How can such a meeting be fruitful if it’s between only the NPP and NDC? we would just be living in a meeting of denial and no concrete decision will be made. It appears the President is not committed to his own call, the President did that out of bad faith and that has been exposed this time. Everybody is seeing that what the President did perhaps somebody inserted it in his State of the Nation address without his knowledge so he’s not really committed to it. Otherwise we are surprised this letter came out.”

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