Former President Jerry John Rawlings says those who are bent on using violence to achieve their aim must be prepared to answer for their actions.

The former President noted that very little attempt is being made to prevent violence by agents of the leading political parties within the country.

Speaking after a visit to the 37 Military Hospital Monday to visit Yaro Ishawu, a victim of the La Bawaleshie shooting incident last Thursday, Mr Rawlings said, by the actions and omissions of politicians, especially after 2008, they have all contributed to laying the bed society now finds itself.

The former president said the country is not doing enough to contain and prevent the use of violence from without and within.

Yaro Ishawu was hit by a bullet when armed men believed to be national security operatives stormed the residence of the NDC aspirant for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Parliamentary seat while the election was underway.

Six people were injured and sent to the Legon Hospital, but Ishawu, who suffered a broken leg was referred to the 37 Military Hospital.

The former President had earlier visited the ‘Medifem’ Hospital at Westlands to check on one Edem Tekpli who was a victim of another violence.

Edem Tekpli was attacked in Ho at dawn on Thursday by unknown assailants who first slapped, hit and stabbed him thrice. He was initially treated at a hospital in Ho before he later travelled to Accra for a review.

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