The ruling New Patriotic Party has emphatically stated that it has no links and connections with the De-Eye Group.
A statement issued by the Party’s National Communications Director Yaw Buaben Asamoa said the NPP has not established any such group and is neither affiliated nor supports one.
‘’Whilst any effort at helping rid the country of politically related violence is welcome and is to be commended, the NPP wishes to state UNEQUIVOCALLY FOR THE RECORDS that it has no connection to the purported group shown in the documentary’’ the statement said.
The statement continued that ‘’ However, it is significant that in seeking to make a point about militias or vigilantes, the news commentary makes obvious and extensive resort to footage from the ongoing public inquest into the violence related events of the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election. Nowhere in the footage shown is the subject persons or specific identified group seen or connected to any violent activities’’.
The statement urged the generality of the Ghanaian people, particularly the media to give impetus to the president’s demonstrated will and commitment to confront and resolve the vigilante menace in the country.
‘’In any event, the NPP believes that given President Akufo-Addo’s open and public commitment and determination to uprooting the menace of politically related violence, the political parties and indeed civil society at large, especially the media, have a responsibility to confront the issue candidly, without preconditions. Media commentary ought to give even more impetus to the Presidents’ demonstrated and undoubted will and purpose of facilitating and securing the participation of the two major political parties in constructive dialogue. The NPP urges its counterpart the NDC, to emulate the President’s sincerity in demanding that the parties go into talks and to do so aided by any inputs available from diverse sources’’ it added.