The Minority Leader in Parliament and Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu has accused the president of superintending over vigilante groups in the country.
Speaking to the Tertiary Educational Institutions Network (TEIN), a student’s wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the Bagabaga College of Education Hon. Haruna Iddrisu indicated that the president’s inability to combat the violent groups is clear indication that the president is the Commander-In-Chief of vigilante groups, Delta and Invincible Forces.
“I had cause to remind President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that his first responsibility as the first citizen and most important citizen is to guarantee the security of all Ghanaian citizens. We have concerns about the creeping lawlessness in the country in the name of vigilante groups whether Delta Force or Invincible Force. Let him be reminded that he is Commander-In-Chief of Ghana Armed Forces and not Commander-In-Chief of the Invincible Force or Delta Force. He should raise them too well so that every citizen can go about his/her normal duties without acts of intimidation or insecurity as a result of the activities of his vigilante groups”, he stated.
He observed that the insecurity posed by these vigilante groups leaves much to be desired as it seems the government has lost control of the fight.
The lawmaker for Tamale South urged the President to show that he is indeed the Commander-In-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces and not the reverse.