Former President John Dramani Mahama should be the last person to speak on political vigilantism in the country because it assumed an alarming proportion under his watch but he did little to stop it, a former presidential hopeful has accused.
Founder and leader of the United Front Party (UFP), Mr. Akwasi Addai Odike therefore believes the former president is more guilty in this regard that any other leader and the best option is for him to remain quiet.
According to the UFP founder, the former President has no moral right to talk or condemn any violence under the Akufo-Addo led government since he [John Mahama] superintendent over worse forms of hooliganism and violence than what is currently happening in the country.
“The NDC and John Mahama have no moral right to talk to vigilantism and hooliganism in Akufo-Addo’s government today”, the 2016 flagbearer said while condemning attacks visited on government officials by NPP youth in some parts of the country.
“Worse things happened under Mahama and his NDC four years ago”, he disclosed on Kumasi-based Nhyira FM
According to Mr. Akwasi Addai Odike, former President John Mahama would have been on a safer side by suggesting measures to curb youth rampages in the country than to blame President Akufo-Addo for these pockets of incidents.
“I would have loved to hear John Mahama and NDC suggesting solutions to violence not this usual criticisms , Mr. Akwasi Addai Odike revealed.
Former President John Dramani Mahama has observed that the increasing spate of political vigilantism and hooliganism in the country involving foot soldiers of the governing party is as a result of what the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has nurtured its supporters to become.
Last Thursday, the party’s in the Sisala West district of the Upper West Region went on a rampage chasing out the District Chief Executive of area Mr Zakaria Mohammed Bakor.
But the former President in a Facebook post said: “When you sow the wind, you reap a whirlwind! Political ‘vigilantism’ is spiralling out of control and government doesn’t appear to be able to deal with the situation. And the tragedy is that most of our moral society have become passive spectators”