Disband vigilante groups-Muslim groups

The Tijjaniya Muslim Movement of Ghana (TMMG) and the Islamic Peace and Security Council of Ghana (IPASEC) have express dismay about the rise and promotion of political vigilante groups in Ghana.

It said it was disheartening that after more than two decades of constitutional democracy, the culture of vigilantism remains part of Ghanaian politics and a source of competition between the two dominant political parties in Ghana: The New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The group in a press statement made available to Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday condemned  the promotion of vigilante groups in Ghana , saying the vigilantism was a threat to the relative peace in the country and a mockery of the nations democracy.

The statement was signed by the Director of Communication for the TMMG Sheik Dr. Abubakar Mohammed Marzuk Azindoo and the Director of Operations of IPASEC, Sheriff Ali Danbukar.

The statement said the TMMG and the IPASEC sees vigilante groups as anti-democratic elements with a common interest in lawlessness and violence.

The group called on Ghanaians to join the fight in eradicating the culture of vigilantism as it was a civic responsibility for the entire citizenry to protect the peace, democracy and rule of law in the country.

It also called on the government, the Ministry of Interior and the Ghana Police Service to disband all vigilante groups in the country.

 By Times Reporter 

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