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General News Tue, 12 Mar 2019

NDC MP likens Government's statement on Manasseh's exposé to 'Anansesem'

Member of Parliament (MP) for Juaboso constituency, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, says President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s ‘hypocritical’ attempt to disband parties’ militia clearly shows that he is not on top of issues in the country.

He is therefore asking for the president to step down for his apparent lack of knowledge about events transpiring under his watch.

The NDC MP argued that the president’s call on the NDC for a dialogue to denounce vigilante groups and the recent exposé of similar group aligned with the ruling party stationed at the Osu Castle in Accra, is a clear indication that he is not fully abreast with current happenings in Ghana, securitywise.

A JOY NEWS investigation aired last week, sought to suggest that the former seat of government, the Osu Castle, is now the breeding grounds for a pro-New Patriotic Party militia, De-Eye group.

Director of Communications at the Office of the President, Eugene Arhin, who is captured in the footage, explained to the Kokomlemle-based media house that “the President has no knowledge of the alleged activities of this group, let alone sanctions their activities. My checks from National Security have revealed that no such group is operating from the Castle.”

Hours after the investigative piece was broadcast, Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, issued a statement debunking some aspects of the documentary, most especially the portion claiming the Osu Castle, the operational headquarters of the group, is a security zone.

But the NDC lawmaker wondered why the group should even be allowed access to the place, much more to use it as a base for recruitment and training purposes.

“How can we have about four ministries operating from the castle and at the same time a vigilante group operating from the same place?” he questioned.

He also described the government communiqué regarding the report as a “Kwesu Anase story” – adding that, “No one will believe if the president says he knows nothing about them [De-Eye group]”.

Speaking on NEAT FM’s political program, ‘Asem Yi Di Ka’, Saturday, March 9, 2019, Mr Akandoh called on the president to “resign” from his position since “he is not on top of issues in this country”.

“We can’t have such a person as a president who doesn’t know about the going-ons in this country,” he told host Mac Jerry Osei Agyeman.

Source: peacefmonline.com
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