Ghana’s former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), Victor Smith says National Democratic Congress (NDC) vigilante group, The Hawks, are more disciplined than NPP’s Invincible Forces.
According to him, the Hawks will provide security for the party and its officials while they are in opposition.
“The Hawks are not in to cause trouble but are in to provide security for the party. They are not indiscipline and violent like the NPP’s invincible forces. They are not armed, they are ready to work in peace” he said.
The introduction of the Hawks by a former Deputy Minister, Joseph Yamin, has come at a time the ruling government is grappling to tame other violent vigilante groups who have held the country hostage at different times.
Mr Yamin has defended why he stormed the venue of the party’s regional elections Saturday, with stoutly built men in black t-shirts with the inscription, “The hawks”, written behind them.
The Hawks, numbering about 30, stormed the voting centre and instructed the police personnel providing security at the venue to give way.
But Mr Smith defending the stance of the party said the NDC wants peace in the country hence the Hawks will not foment any trouble.
“The Hawks will provide security for the party as we are in opposition,” he added.
According to him, members of the hawks are not as disruptive as members of the vigilante group, Invincible Forces of the NPP