The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is willing to corporate with the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to disband vigilante groups associated with them.
The NPP in a letter addressed to the National Chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo officially invited the major opposition party to a round table to jaw-jaw on the way to deal with the issue of vigilantism in the country.
The letter signed by the General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu expressed delight “to officially invite you (the NDC) to a meeting to discuss the menace of political vigilantism, which has gained notoriety in the country, and explore ways of permanently disbanding the various vigilante groups associated with Ghana’s two major political parties”.
“The NPP proposes that this crucial meeting comes off during this week at a venue convenient to you and, so, we entreat you to, as soon as possible, get in touch with the party when you find a suitable venue for this meeting,” the statement added.
Joshua Akamba, the National Organiser of the NDC speaking to this in an interview on Citi Eyewitness news welcomed the content of the letter and added that his party will respond accordingly.
“As a political party, we have come out clearly to show the way and that we are so happy with the call from the President and that we are ready for any kind of meeting to take place . . . we will respond to the General Secretary of the NPP appropriately . . . “ he indicated.
According to him, “the NDC is so committed to the peace of this country; so if the NPP is ready now to disband, I can assure you that we will corporate; and we will sit down as a political party and see how far we can go”.
Also adding his voice to this on the same platform, Yaw Buabeng Asamoah, the NPP Director of Communications described the letter as a ‘confidence building letter’.
He said the party does not want to impose anything on the NDC and that was why ‘we are asking them to give the venue and the time’.
“The letter from the General Secretary is a confidence-building letter . . . we are asking them to propose a venue and a time which means it’s confidence building. We are willing to bend backward to trust the NDC to fix the venue and the time. It demonstrates that we are not about to impose anything on the NDC, but we want it to happen that is why we said within a week they should give us a venue,” he said.