Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah has urged the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to use the 62nd Independence Day celebration as an opportunity to accept President Akufo-Addo’s meeting to bring an end to party vigilantism in the country.
The President during the state of the Nation’s Address called on the NDC and NPP to meet and discuss ways of eliminating political party vigilantism.
Speaking at the Jubilee Park in Kumasi to mark the day in the region under the theme “Celebrating Peace and Unity”, he pleaded with the two leading political parties to put everything behind them to safeguard the country’s democratic credentials.
The celebration in Ashanti Region was organized by the regional co-ordinating Council in collaboration with Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, which had security officers, school children and some voluntary organizations marching.
“I want to appeal to various stakeholders especially members of the National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic Party to accept the President’s call for discussions on disbandment of vigilantism in in our body partisan politics which poses serious threat to our globally acclaimed democracy,” he said.
The regional minister who was the reviewing officer also used the opportunity to applaud President Akufo-Addo and the imminent Chiefs for bringing peace to Dagbon.
“As we celebrate our 62nd Anniversary celebration under the team Peace and Unity, permit me to congratulate President Akufo-Addo for taking the bold step for bringing peace to Dagbon and the great role played by the eminent Chiefs, “ Mr Osei Mensah Said.