‘Vote out parties endorsing vigilantism’

Mr Bonaa

Mr Bonaa

A security analyst Adam Bonaa has appealed to the electorate to punish any political party that endorses activities of vigilante groups and engages their services.
He cautioned that the emergence of such groups for the two main parties showed waning trust in the nation’s security services.

“If you are a political party which endorses vigilantism, then we [voters] must punish you but if it is an internal party issue then those voting should also punish the leader.

“In the case of a party that wholeheartedly endorses it, then the nation should punish you by voting you out or making sure you stay in opposition,” Mr Bonaa, the Chief Executive Officer of Security Warehouse Limited stressed.

His comments follow a vehement defence of the activities of vigilante groups by the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Asiedu Nketia.

According to him, the emergence of vigilante groups like the Hawks, Dragons- affiliated to the NDC was natural given what the country had gone through in the hands of vigilante groups affiliated to the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

“The emergence of groups like the Hawks is an appropriate natural response to the failure of the Akufo-Addo-led administration to rein in its party vigilante groups, I endorse it fully,” Mr Nketia noted.

However, Mr Bonaa said “I am also surprised because for this to come from no mean person but the General Secretary of the NDC should give us all a cause of worry.

“He is doing what one would describe as an eye for an eye issue [between NDC and NPP] in which the ordinary person will suffer, it is needless, it is uncalled for and hope the appropriate authorities will rise up.

“I expect the national security to do better than it is currently doing in handling the security issues of the country, it has been infiltrated by some of the people who find themselves with vigilante groups.

“I have done works on vigilante groups especially the Hawks and some emerging groups in the NDC financed by some party faithful just like Invincible and Delta Forces in the NPP.

“That shows there is no trust when it comes to state-sponsored security services including the police, the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and National Security,” Mr Bonaa warned. –myjoyonline.com

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