The recent furore concerning some vigilante group members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has sent tongues wagging across the country.
Many have openly condemned the behavior of some members of the vigilante groups, particularly the decision by the Delta Force to forcibly evict the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator from office and the subsequent invasion of the KMA Magistrate Court last week.
Whilst the criticisms can largely be said to be in order, many are still wondering what must have triggered the feud between the group and the National Security Minister.
It is on this note that a member of the Delta Force who agreed to speak on condition of anonymity has said that the altercations started few weeks ago when the Minister in charge of National Security, Hon. Albert Kan Dapaah, met with them in Kumasi.
During the said meeting, the Delta Force member recounts that the minister informed them that government had employed two hundred personnel into the National Security outfit but due to accommodation issues, it could not afford to employ persons outside the Greater Accra Region.
The explanation by the Minister was said to have infuriated one of the members who questioned him why provisions haven’t been made to cater for them.
He is quoted to have asked “how can you say that because there are no accommodations in Accra so you can’t employ people from outside. Have you seen how Ghanaians who travel from here to Libya survive? Do they have houses there? Please come again because what you are saying fails to convince us”
The response was said to have riled the minister making several members of the group believe that their treatment in recent times has been a plot hatched by him behind the scenes.
However, a senior member of the party Hon. Kennedy Agyapong, has constantly defended the actions of the Delta Force claiming that “anyone should dare and put any of the Delta Force guys on trial. I would personally lead demonstrations against the NPP and Kan Dapaah. Nana Addo didn’t win easily; we fought and these boys were at the war front when they were fighting”.