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Fight against vigilantism: Akufo-Addo responds to NDC's letter

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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President Akufo-Addo has responded to the letter of the National Democratic Congress, NDC, requesting for a venue for the dialogue on vigilantism and the Christain Council to facilitate the discussion.

The President in a statement said: "this is to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 28th February 2019, setting out the position of the National Democratic Congress to the call I made in Parliament in my Message on the State of the Nation on 21st February 2019 for a dialogue between the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress on the disbandment of party vigilante groups".

According to President Akufo-Addo, he is encouraged by the positive nature of the response of the NDC to his call for on vigilantism.

The statement further added that it is important we trust in our own capabilities to resolve our own problems and the government stands ready to provide a venue if it is the wish of the parties.

The NDC has on Friday written to President Akufo-Addo who proposed that the NDC and his party the New Patriotic Party (NPP) meet to discuss ways of disbanding party militias or vigilante groups affiliated to them.

The letter was signed by the NDC National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and they promised to avail themselves for the purpose.

Statement below:

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