Are we in a lawless country?

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IT has happened again! That we are seeing today of sympathisers of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) running riot, and taking over some state agencies is no surprise at all.

ALREADY state institutions that have incurred the displeasure of these NPP sympathisers include the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO).  The only reason one can assign to this action is simple: our party is now running the show at the Flagstaff House—the seat of government.

YESTERDAY there were reports of alleged members of the security wing of the NPP, Invincible Forces, besieging the Passport Office in Accra to find out about their operations. But for the timely intervention of the police we would have woken up to hear a different story.

APPARENTLY, the Passport Office was not the only place these youth visited. We are told that they also stormed the premises of some key installations of the Tema Port. For many what is happening is no news because it happened in 2009 when NPP lost power to now opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). In effect it can be seen as a case of payback time by these NPP sympathisers.

IT is however, worrying that just after a colourful inauguration ceremony on Saturday, January 7, 2017 we will be hearing of such nasty incidents. It is a situation if not arrested could portend danger for the current peace that we are enjoying.

IMAGINE what will happen if those who are being harassed, intimated and driven out of those state institutions also gang up to fight back? It will be bloody warfare!

WHAT is bad is bad, and that is why Today will not condone these acts of lawlessness, indiscipline in our nation.  If it was condemnable in 2009 when those acts of lawlessness were perpetrated, it remains condemnable today.  Those so-called NPP sympathisers who are going about seizing state agencies must be told in the face that their acts are criminal and they are giving their beloved party a bad name which could have long-term consequences.

BESIDES, Ghana is a country governed by rule of law and not by the dictates of a few in our society.  The country is moving on and we should not tolerate acts which can take the country backwards.  Where is the guarantee that this act of wanton destruction would not become a recurrent happening should another party other than NPP come into power after four years?  Ghana does not deserve this and so we should all condemn it and full sanctions applied to whoever is found culpable.

WE, fully call on the police to deal with these unruly behaviours of these youth before they get out of control. In addition, we urge the leadership of the NPP to call their sympathisers to order, especially when President Akufo-Addo can only realise his many electoral promises in an environment of peace and stability.