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Mahama speaks on Akufo-Addo's call to end vigilantism

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
John Mahama

Former President John Mahama has described the call by Akufo-Addo for the two main political parties to meet and find a solution to the increasing cases of vigilantism as too simple.

According to Former President Mahama, President Akufo-Addo should take the forefront in dealing with vigilantism than just calling for the Political parties to meet and find a solution to it.

President Akufo-Addo during the State of the Nation Address on Thursday called on the two main political parties in the country to meet by next week and find a solution to the various activities of political thugs in the country.

''I want to use this platform of this message to make a sincere passionate appeal to the leaders of the two main political parties in our country NPP and NDC to come together as soon as possible, preferably next week to agree on appropriate measures to bring an end to this unacceptable phenomenon of vigilantism in our body of politics''.

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Sharing his thoughts on the current state of security in the country on Radio Gold, Former President Mahama said the structure of what President Akufo-Addo is proposing is wrong.

"But I think the structure of what he is trying to do is not right, the two parties alone cannot deal with these issues because the state has become a part of it, the vigilantes they trained have been absorbed into the security services now they are embedded in the security services and so when you say the parties should disband the vigilantes they have because on our side some individuals not the party and because of what the NPP is doing have also come up with these hawks."

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