The leader of pro-ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Vigilante group, Delta Force, Nana Kwadwo Bamba has called on the Ghana Police Service to as matter of urgency disband all vigilante groups in the country before 2020 general elections.
According to him, even though he’s a leader of one group, he believes the activities of some of the members of these groups if not checked will jeopardize the peace of the country.
The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) and other civil society organizations have called on all political parties to show their commitment to national stability by disbanding all vigilante groups affiliated to them, adding that political party vigilantes have no place in Ghana’s democratic culture.
That call followed members of the Delta Force attacking Tafo Pankrono MP, Dr Anthony Akoto Osei, while he was holding a meeting with some constituency executives last year.
Members of Delta Force had previously assaulted the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator claiming they couldn’t work with him.
Speaking in an interview with Akwasi Nsiah, host of Ghana Kasa on Kasapa Fm, Nana Kwadwo Bamba indicated that, the formation of the opposition NDC vigilante group the ‘Hawks’ makes the precarious situation even worse.
He stated that the opposition NDC since the inception of the Fourth Republic has destabilized the peace of the country’s electoral process.
He added most of the atrocities caused during elections are caused by the vigilante groups of the NDC where they snatch ballot boxes at the strongholds of the New Patriotic Party.
“We were forced to form the Delta force due to the actions of NDC Azorka boys who always snatch ballot boxes at polling centers. Since Delta force was formed have you heard the Azorka boys snatching ballot boxes as they used to do” he quizzed?.
“The Delta force is not a deadly group like that of the NDC that’s why we have never and will never snatch ballot boxes at polling centers to disrupt the peace of our electoral process.”
He also refuted claims that, the Delta Force and Invisible Forces unleashed attacks on NDC MP for Ningo Prampram, Hon Sam Djataba George.
“How can someone put up such a story when the Police officers on duty even sacked me for not having an accreditation to be at a polling center”.
The NDC is poised to destroy our democracy because they know if we organize elections in a free and fair manner, they can’t win any election again in this country.