The leader of pro-ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Vigilante group, “Delta Force”, Nana Kwadwo Bamba has announced the disbandment of the group with immediate effect.
According to him, the decision has been taken as a sign of respect to the call by President Akufo Addo for the two leading political parties the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) and National Democratic Congress(NDC) to disband all vigilante groups affiliated to them.
Speaking to host Kwaku Owusu Adjei on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa FM Thursady, Nana Kwadwo Bamba stated that the disbandment of the Delta Force group will end the practice where non members do wrong in the name of the group.
“We’ve decided that Delta Force group will not remain anymore, the purpose for which this group was formed was to carry out lawful activities but we have a situation where people have infiltrated our ranks and engaged in criminal activities in the name of the group. Now, if the group is no more and anyone commits a crime in the name of the group the laws of Ghana must deal ruthlessly with the person.”
He added: “We’re serving the country and so if Ghanaians say something is not good and should be gotten rid off then we also have to take steps to disband our group.”
Nana Kwadwo Bamba disclosed that ‘Delta Force’ was formed to quell the actions of pro-NDC vigilante group “Azorka Boys” who always snatch ballot boxes at polling centers. He was quick to add that since “Delta Force” was formed the “Azorka Boys” have stopped snatching ballot boxes.”
The National Peace Council on Tuesday 9th April 2019, invited both parties for dialogue following the president’s call for them to meet and resolve the issue of political party vigilantism in the country.
The meeting took place at the Central Hotel, near the British High Commission in Accra.
The meeting was aimed at offering an opportunity for the two factions to table a number of proposals and modalities for disbanding vigilante groups.