Mr. IGP, enough of the romantic promise made.

 Mr. IGP, enough of the romantic promise made. The country's proliferation of political vigilante groups and the flurry of violence they unleashed on the public have raised concerns about the government's inability to eradicate the criminals. The police and other security agencies inability to deal with this spreading canker is even more concerning.

It is public record that Mr. David Asante-Apeatu, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), made a promise sometime in February of this year that the police would ruthlessly deal with people who engaged in any political-aberrant behavior and that the people would never hear of those scoundrels again. We all went to sleep because we took his words as a strong signal to stop the growing canker.

Unfortunately, however, some other state actors romanticized that promise, believing that the violent vigilante groups should be dealt with gently because it had already occurred in the past. Because no government has taken action to deal with the disturbances caused by vigilante groups, they continue to pose a threat. A new vigilante group will rise in response to the new government's demands, and the old government will go underground.

In any case, the country is pregnant with savagery. Additionally, these groups' activities may soon explode and catch us off guard. They are now a threat to national security. “There is a beast in every man, and it stirs when you put a sword in his hand,” goes the adage. With the sword of power in their hands, the young men recruited for election vigilance are now unleashing terror with the smallest disagreement.

They have carried out nearly every impossible act; in our relatively brief history of vigilante activities by the two largest political parties in the country, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC), inherited, broke, and set new records of vigilante madness. Since the "competitive" multi-party race, young men with heavy build have been recruited and/or formed into groups that are directly or indirectly affiliated with the major political parties.

In a recent incident, angry youth invaded a police station in Karaga, Northern Region, and freed some NPP members who were in custody. The IGP is on an unfulfilled mission, promising and setting new timelines to stop the "lunatics" on the rampage, despite the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, publicly condemning these groups' activities and tasking the police to deal with them. It is consequently that the Day to day Realistic accepts that the IGP has one too many bombed commitments and necessities to sit up to leave an imprint.

This time, he has given another confirmation and we need to trust him, however just once and for all, and on the off chance that he falls flat, we will be on his neck. The fact that the country is surrounded by politically unstable nations that have become breeding grounds for indifference and violence causes us at the Daily Graphic to be concerned about these attacks. It is, thusly, our view that the public authority got the military associated with managing demonstrations of rebellion by political vigilante gatherings.

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