Let’s Combat Vigilantism in politics – Greenstreet

Professor Miranda Greenstreet, a former Director of the Institute of Adult Education of the University of Ghana, has called for collective and multifaceted approach by all stakeholders towards eradicating political vigilantism in the country.

She said Ghana had been touted as the beacon of democracy on the African Continent and oasis of peace, therefore, it required institutional, political and structural reforms to uproot political vigilantism from the country.

‘‘As long as the Constitution remains the “winner-takes-all,” we must all find a way of fighting vigilantism wherever we find ourselves… educationally, socially, institutionally, structurally and policy-wise…and whether in our villages, towns and hamlets,’’ she said.

Prof. Greenstreet expressed these concerns when she co-chaired a stakeholders meeting, organised by the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO), in Accra.

Contributing to the discussion on the topic: ‘‘Political Party Vigilantism and Ghana’s Electoral Politics,’’ Prof. Greenstreet said if the nation failed to tackle the issue of political vigilantism head-on, the future consequences on the nation would be grievous.

‘‘We don’t want to crash as a nation but to see Ghana developing a democracy that would be an envy of all,’’ she emphasised.


Source: GNA

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