Stop pampering riotous groups - CPP challenges Police
Accra, March 31, GNA - The Convention Peoples Party (CPP) on Friday called on the Ghana Police Service to stop pampering riotous and dissident parading as political party affiliate and causing mayhem, since the electoral victory of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Professor Edmund N. Delle, CPP Chairman, expressed disgust about the disdain attitude of the group tagged as 'Delta Forces and Invincible Forces,' who claimed to be affiliate of the ruling party… 'they are a time-bomb, we must detonate them immediately'.
The CPP Leader in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra, on the posturing of the 'riotous delta forces' in Kumasi recently, noted that 'the Police must deal authoritatively with all rebellious groups and protect ordinary citizens from further attacks.
'If we failed to decisively deal with the emerging rebellious groups, very soon they will entrench themselves and become alternative forces to the national security apparatus'.
Prof Delle noted that in the late 1990s the issue of illegal mining started gradually and 'as a nation we glorified it with a name 'galamsey' years on now it has become a national albatross with the potential of destroying our livelihood'.
The CPP Chairman also called on the leadership of the NPP to internally institute measures to manage the groups 'as a governing party, you are responsible for the image of the country both locally and internationally.
'But unfortunately such riotous behaviour from groups and individuals closely associated with the Party is unhealthy for the building of multi-party democracy in the country'.
He cautioned the NPP leadership that the two rebellious groups are gradually becoming a monster which will not only destroy the Party but the nation at large.
Members of a rebellious groups 'Delta Force,' stormed the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council last Friday, March 24, in an attempt to stop one Mr George Adjei, appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the Regional Security Coordinator from working.
It took the timely intervention of the police to save the situation and restore law and order.