The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is not happy with the idea that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is inviting its leaders for a dialogue, one of its officials has said.
The party’s Communications Director, Kakra Essamuah, said the largest opposition party is against the idea.
He explained that even between the day President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced that he has asked leadership of the NPP to invite and sit with their counterparts in the NDC, no move was made.
Mr Essamuah said it took a letter from the National Chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, to get the ruling party talking about it.
The legal practitioner was contributing to discussions on the scourge of violent vigilantism in Ghanaian politics on TV3.
It was a programme organized by Media General in partnership with Star Ghana on Wednesday, March 13.
It was themed: ‘Finding Pragmatic Solutions to Violent Vigilantism in Ghanaian Politics’.
President Akufo-Addo directed the leadership of the two parties to dialogue on vigilantism that particularly reared its head during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election on Thursday, January 31.
The president expressed resolve to see an end to the menace, threatening to initiate a legislation if the political party leaders fail to reach an agreement.
He said the security agencies would be put on stand-by to help in the meeting.
But Mr Essamuah said “between 21st February and 28th February, no formal letter came to us from government or the NPP”.
He noted how the NDC National Chairman’s letter was responded to by the president.
For him, “there must be a mediator because the people of Ghana are very aware that there is a lot of mistrust between the two parties”.
He insisted that the impact of the menace goes beyond politics.
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana