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President Nana Akufo-Addo has said he will guarantee the anti-vigilante law is implemented to the max without fear or favour to ensure that the country can have free and fair elections.
Speaking to chiefs and people of Talensi as part of his two-day tour of the Upper East Region, President Akufo-Addo said: “It is not going to be a law just on paper. It will be acted upon if anybody tries to breach the law and I am saying this and I have said to the security agencies and the IGP and the top hierarchy of the police, that as far as the vigilante law is concerned, I am colour-blind” he assured.
Parliament, on Monday, 22 July 2019, passed the Vigilantism and Related Offenses Bill 2019.
It intends to disband all political vigilante teams, forbid their development and proscribe their activities.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo promised to finish political party vigilantism when he delivers his third State of the Nation Address (SoNA) on Thursday, 21 February 2019.
Ghanaians and civil society organisations spoke against political party vigilantes and also called for their dissolution after the bloody weapon physical violence that spoiled the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
Operatives of national safety and security fired numerous live bullets into a group of opposition party supporters harming several of them.
Source: Ghana Waves