A legal practitioner and security expert, Kojo Tuffour has blamed political parties for the growing menace of political vigilantism and vandalism in the country.
In an interview on ATL FM’s “Biribi Soronko”, he attributed the cause to the formation of various para- political security setups by political parties in opposition during electioneering campaign season.
According to him, there are seventeen established political vigilantes groups in the country. Such formation of para- security apparatus, he noted, are as a result of the lack of confidence in the police administration during electioneering campaign seasons.
“Some political parties in opposition have the notion the police work for the government in power and therefore make it difficult to entrust their security concerns especially those related to their flagbearers”, he said.
He advised political parties not to create rival security forces along the national security but put their trust in the national police service. He said, “As a nation we must stop vigilantism to avoid violence in the state”.
Lawyer Kojo Tuffour also advised the police to be professional and not allow politics creep into the discharging their duties.
Source: ATL FM News