The Coalition of Muslim Establishments (COMI) has rolled out an outreach programme to stamp out political vigilantism in Zongo communities.
Govt Director of the Coalition, Chief Azumah Ndagu Edward, says political events are focused to cease the follow of participating Zongo youth in vigilante actions.
The Asawasi constituency is at the moment the main target of engagements. The Asawasi constituency within the Ashanti Area is likely one of the possible hotspots going into the December 7 election.
The Govt Director of the Coalition of Muslim Establishments (COMI), Chief Azumah Ndagu Edward blames political events for heightening rigidity in areas like Asawasi
“The search for political energy is step by step making using vigilante teams part of Ghanaian politics and sadly consuming quick and deep into democratic materials of the nation.
“Actions of vigilantes have gotten to a stage that places the nation’s safety and future in jeopardy. Sadly, the Zongo youth type the vast majority of vigilante teams within the nation. A number of calls on the political events to disband these teams appear to have fallen on deaf ears and that is worrying because the election is lower than a month away.
The Coalition is holding a collection of sensitization applications to curb vigilantism and election conflicts within the zongo communities.
“Audio system on the 2019 New Yr Faculty Convention unanimously predicted doom for the nation on this yr’s basic election if efforts weren’t strengthened to stamp out vigilantism.”
He continued, ‘‘Due to this fact, Coalition of Muslim Establishment seeks to eradicate this canker that has not solely created a dent on the picture of our zongo communities and the nation at giant however serving as a notable potential goal for Islamic Fundamentalists to additionally recruit terrorists teams”.
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Chief Azumah Ndagu Edward urged chiefs within the Ashanti area to steer clear of partisan politics.
“So as to speed up growth chiefs, imams and opinion leaders shouldn’t come brazenly to assist political events. It brings about division, chaos, and violence” he emphasised
Board Member of the Nationwide Peace Council, Ustaz Ahmed Seidu suggested the youth in Zongo communities to desist from violence earlier than, throughout and after the 2020 election.
“I’m advising the youth to desist from all kinds of violence from poll selecting to utilizing arms, this may occasionally tarnish the picture of Ghana and the Zongo group. For a peaceable and credible elections lets steer clear of violence” Ustaz Ahmed Seidu stated.