The People’s National Convention (PNC) has called on the two main political parties, the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress to end the competition over what it called “the tussle over which one reigns supreme in political vigilantism.”
The PNC said in a statement that the recent acts of violence “cast a slur on the image of Ghana as a torchbearer of good governance.”
The PNC takes the opportunity to decry the creeping trend of hooliganism and thuggery that is gradually but steadily permeating the Ghanaian political space as a result of the high patronage of vigilantism by highly placed political parties and politicians.”
The by-election violence in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency and the shooting incident at the Ashanti Regional NDC office in Kumasi that left one dead.
The PNC said, “it is sad that the governing New Patriotic Party and the opposition National Democratic Congress appear to be engaged in a hasty and needless tussle as to which one of them reigns supreme in terms of political vigilantism and the accompanying consequences of violence and mayhem.”
The PNC served notice that it would not “sit aloof and watch them destroy this beautiful and peaceful country of ours. If they have nothing good to offer, they better leave the political and governance stage for the PNC to take over the running of the state in a better fashion.”