The Director of Elections of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has asked the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to personally deal with members of pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) vigilante group, Delta Force, who carried out an attack on Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) Court.
According to him, the actions of the individuals undermined the authority of the Court and that did not auger well for the country’s democracy.
Mr Ofosu-Ampofo’s comments come on the back of recent activities that have created fear and panic in the country, including the attack at the KMA Court by Delta Force members.
“Nana Addo must deal with vigilante groups himself as the Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, especially the Delta Force members for attacking the Court. I think it poses serious security threat” he said.
Many Ghanaians have criticized members of NPP vigilante group, Delta Force, who stormed the KMA Court on Thursday and succeeded in freeing 13 of its members who were facing charges for causing disturbances at the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council last month.
The group vandalized some court property and almost assaulted the Judge, Mary Senkyere after she had ruled that, the accused be remanded to reappear before the court on the 20th of April, 2017.
But Mr. Ofosu-Ampofo speaking in an interview on Adom FM’s Morning Show “Dwaso Nsem” Tuesday noted that, though the security apparatus in the country would be able to unravel the truth in the matter, President Akufo-Addo must deal harshly with them to serve as a deterrent to others.
He indicated that the conduct of vigilante groups, Delta Force and Invincible Force has brought the party into disrepute and has taken the shine out of President Akufo-Addo’s 100 days in office.
Meanwhile, vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia made reference to the actions of the Delta Forces vigilante group which attacked a court in Kumasi, saying, the actions were condemnable.