December 4, 2020

NDC finally signs code of conduct document on evacuation of political vigilantism

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has signed the comprehensive roadmap designed by the National Peace Council to deal with political vigilantism in the country.

In February this year, the party refused to pen the document arguing that out of the 22 recommendations to deal with the menace, only 4 has a direct bearing on political parties.

Mr Alex Segbefia said a leading member of the party, 18 of the recommendations would require the consent of Civil Society Organization, the Electoral Commission, and some government agencies who were not present at the event.

Represented by the party’s National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the document was signed in the presence of the Chairperson of the National Peace Council and other executives.

However, the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) had no reservations about the document.

General Secretary of the party, John Boadu who signed it in February said the timing is right and with a law prohibiting the activities of political vigilantism, the document will serve as a good reference point for them.

“We believe that if all actors will make sure that our members are restricted to our core duty of ensuring that we propagate what we believe in, and through lawful means win power from the mandate of the people and also have the opportunity.

Source: Myjoyonline.com

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NDC finally signs code of conduct document on evacuation of political vigilantism

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has signed the comprehensive roadmap designed by the National Peace Council to deal with political vigilantism in the country.

In February this year, the party refused to pen the document arguing that out of the 22 recommendations to deal with the menace, only 4 has a direct bearing on political parties.

Mr Alex Segbefia said a leading member of the party, 18 of the recommendations would require the consent of Civil Society Organization, the Electoral Commission, and some government agencies who were not present at the event.

Represented by the party’s National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the document was signed in the presence of the Chairperson of the National Peace Council and other executives.

However, the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) had no reservations about the document.

General Secretary of the party, John Boadu who signed it in February said the timing is right and with a law prohibiting the activities of political vigilantism, the document will serve as a good reference point for them.

“We believe that if all actors will make sure that our members are restricted to our core duty of ensuring that we propagate what we believe in, and through lawful means win power from the mandate of the people and also have the opportunity.

Source: Myjoyonline.com

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