Political Vigilantism

The Right Reverend Michael A. Bossman, the Administrative Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, has called for a national crusade against vigilantism in Ghana’s political discourse.

He said the creeping in of political vigilantism into the country’s body politic, demonstrated in the widespread use of such groups in the organisation of political party activities, is clearly a threat to the country’s globally-acclaimed democratic dispensation.

Speaking at the induction of Very Reverend Joseph Kojo Galley as the Synod Secretary of the Effiduase Diocese of the Methodist church, Rt. Rev. Bossman urged Christians and other religious adherents to rise up against that threat.

He said vigilantism was a threat to all citizens since its negative impact such as civil wars and conflicts, retardation of development, among others, affected all.

It was important for all Ghanaians to collectively guard and protect the image of the country as an oasis of peace in the West African sub-Region.

Rt. Rev. Bossman called on relatives and friends of politicians, who were engaged in that activity, to counsel them to understand the need to forgo vigilantism in order to promote peace and development of the country.

He also called for effective collaboration and involvement of all citizens irrespective of their religion, tribe or political party affiliations, to join the campaign and fight against vigilantism in the country to help promote peace for national development.

Rt. Rev. Bossman also spoke against corruption in the country and called for attitudinal change, especially among people who called themselves Christians to desist from the act since God would judge them according to their deeds.

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