Sammy Gyamfi says the country is gaining a bad name for the continuous thuggery and lawlessness under the watch of President Akufo-Addo.
Speaking on the New Day show on TV3, Tuesday, May 18, he called on the President to as a matter of urgency address the lawlessness in the country once and for all.
He said “it is a big shame to us as a country, that almost 30 years after our fourth Republican Democracy we will be recording these shameful acts of violence and thuggery directed at people in government, ordinary citizens and the media. And it’s about time our friends in the NPP were told that these acts they are engaging in are bringing the good name of Ghana into disrepute in the comity of nations. And it’s about time we called on President Akufo-Addo to nip once and for all, this culture of thuggery and lawlessness in the bud.
“It started off when President Akufo-Addo was in opposition, came out to say he didn’t have any confidence in the Ghana Police Service and our security agencies, that was in the run up to the 2012 and 2016 elections and came out to boldly preach and advocate violence. And actually gave a directive to his party executives to go round the country recruiting thugs, hoodlums into various vigilante groups like the Invincible Forces, Bolgatanga Bulldogs, Delta Forces, Volta Crocodiles. President Akufo-Addo brought in, as leader of the NPP mercenaries from South Africa to train these people”.
“My worry as a Ghanaian, like I said earlier on, is that it is giving Ghana a bad name, it is an embarrassment to this country. That in a constitutional democracy governed by law, with security agencies, this is how we behave and when it happens no transparent investigations are done, nobody is prosecuted, nobody is punished and that is why these guys are getting increasingly emboldened in engaging in it. And it is this same culture of thuggery, lawlessness, violence that informed, for the first time in the history of this country, the military invasion of our parliamentary chamber”.