A Security Analyst, Dr Kwesi Aning has bemoaned that Ghanaians have glorified violence for so long that it has been embed into our sub-consciousness in a manner that when a threat is issued, it no more generate into violence.
According to him, there is an everydayness to violence “…I’ll kill you…..I’ll shoot you…I’ll deal with you…do you know who I am…you wait and see,” have been captured by the behaviour of former representatives of political parties and individual leaders who may be supporters of that party.
Testifying at the Short Commission of inquiry last Monday, Dr Aning noted that irrespective of which political group forms these political militias, “in no political documentation in this country will you find advocacy for political violence.”
“No manifesto since the 1950s all the way until the manifestos for the 2016 elections, nobody has written it down. But if we take the statements from political party leaders, the glorifying language, the discourses that seek to dispel what they have said, trivialises and romanticises violence,” Dr Aning explained.