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Election violence: Let’s allow the justice system to work – Paul Aborampa

Election violence: Let’s allow the justice system to work – Paul Aborampa

He noted that such independence in the administration of justice would go a long way in curbing the scourge of vigilantism that the country has been battling for some time.

During the inauguration of the Law House in Accra, President Akufo-Addo assured Ghanaians that the government would not sit idly by and allow vigilantes to have their way in the upcoming 2024 elections.

The Senior Programmes Officer at CDD-Ghana revealed that Members of Parliament who worked with vigilante groups in the past had come to recognize the urgent need to rid the country of their influence.

Addressing arguments that opposition members would be left vulnerable to attacks from state security agencies should the vigilante groups be banned, Mr.

Aborampa categorically noted that such allegations were usually talking points by successive oppositions, which were not based on fact.

He challenged politicians who made claims to that effect to back them up with evidence.

He was convinced that the government had failed to make vigilantism unattractive by enforcing the tough penalties as provided for in ACT 999.

Source: GhanaWeb


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