In recent times, there have been growing concerns about the seeming insecurity and the sheer lawlessness in Ghana.
Incessant robbery attacks and a new growing trend of crime - kidnapping has been an issue on the lips of almost everybody in Ghana.
The aftermath of the MMDCE nominees announcement has been chaos in some parts of the country.
Prior to the announcement, some youth group in the Odododiodoo Constituency had already taken to the streets to protest the nomination of Madam Elizabeth Sackey, the Deputy Greater Accra Minister as replacement to Mohammed Nii Adjei Sowah, the Mayor of Accra.
Some aggrieved supporters of the NPP in Chereponi also took to the streets vandalizing properties and violently in a bid to register their discomfort with the District Chief Executive Nominee for the East Mamprusi District in the North East Region.
12 persons are said to have been picked up by the Ghana Police Service in relation to that development.
The police have been asked not to play dead but act decisively to get violent political party-affiliated youth punished.
The Ahafo Regional Chief Imam, Alhaji Abdul Yusif, who made the call said, becoming petrified into inaction could only embolden those misguided people to continue to act with impunity.
They need to send strong message to everybody that socially reprehensible conduct would not be allowed.
The police should go after, arrest and bring those lawless people to justice.
The Islamic Cleric was contributing to discussions at a forum held at Goaso by the Regional Peace Council to help the people to play their expected roles to keep the society calm.
He advised young people in the Zongos to resist overtures by “soulless and insecure shadows” out there to cause confusion.
He told them that those who run into trouble with the law, should not expect any protection by the community elders.
"They should be ready to answer for their actions." He added.
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