Lawyer Franklin Kwesi Biney has challenged state security institutions to stick to their core responsibility without giving room for political influence if Ghana is to curb the incidences of vigilantism in the country.
His statement follows the prediction of a possible explosion of political thuggery in the 2020 electioneering campaign period by the Director General of the Police Intelligence and Professional Standards Bureau, COP Nathan Kofi Boakye.
Lawyer Kwesi Biney, in an interview with UniversNews, indicated that the principles of separation of powers must be given enough room to operate in the country as an instrumental measure to allow law and order to prevail in the country.
“The institutions are not being permitted to operate as it’s supposed to be as stipulated in the constitution of this country. So if the institutions could allow its persons to work with separation of powers so that everybody would operate within the mandate of the law, then I don’t think we’ll have a problem” He said.
Lawyer Biney also called for a better rapport among political parties, the police service and civilians, an effort, he explained would avert the occurrence of revolt and open confrontations among the parties.
“No political party we know everywhere in the world, will ever stay on the throne forever. It is the people of Ghana who will determine who is supposed to come and rule them. So if we abuse them, then we permit and allow the citizens to rise. Are we praying for that?
We don’t have to wake up some of these things but allow the state institutions to work.” The lawyer advised.
He further made calls for the police to be well equipped to function effectively and also have more trained officers in the intelligent unit who possess the requisite regulatory and communication skills.
Story by: Linda Mensah|universnewsroom.com