Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia has defended the fresh emergence of vigilante groups within the party.
He told Joy News’ Kwesi Parker-Wilson, the emergence of groups like Hawks is “an appropriate natural response” to the failure of the Akufo-Addo government to rein in its party vigilante groups.
“I endorse it fully”, the NDC mastermind refused to condemn the Hawks who emerged at the Ashanti regional congress last Saturday. Other groups include ‘The Dragons’ based in the Brong Ahafo region and ‘The Lions’ based in the Eastern region.
Asiedu Nketia told Joy News, although the party has not formed any such group it welcomes its creation because “self-preservation is the first law of nature”.
He proceeded to list several pieces of evidence of insecurity created under the NPP government.
He said the NDC while in government watched on while the NPP formed groups like Delta Force based in the Ashanti region, Kandahar Boys based in the Northern region and the Invincible Forces based in the capital, Accra.