Security Analyst, Sani Adib has applauded Superintendent Peter Lanchene Tuubo, the immediate past Executive Secretary of the Inspector General of Police, for resigning his position to go into politics.
Some critics including the Vice Chairman of Defense and Interior Committee in Ghana’s Parliament, Collins Owusu Amankwah has slammed the move saying the retired officer going into politics has embarrassed the entire Ghana Police Service.
Others believe Retired Supt. Peter Lanchene Tuubo who reportedly was responsible for compiling all the security briefs for the IGP makes the situation scary.
But Sani Adib in an interview with Bonohene Barfuor Awuah on Kasapa News said the former Senior Police officer must be commended rather than condemned as he’s done what is legally and professionally right.
“The fact that he’s resigned his position to context the NDC Parliamentary primary I think is welcoming news and we should commend him as such. On the other hand, we have so many officers who behave like party executives who are still in the security services. We have civil servants, public servants who contest Parliamentary seats left right centre but are still at post which is a clear contravention of the law. This retired Police officer’s step is should be a cue to be taken by other officers and public servants who are willing to do active politics.
He downplayed concerns that the retired officer having worked in a privileged position as former executive secretary to the IGP and being seized with certain classified information will have security implications.
“That fact that he’s a professional, I’m sure he’ll not do anything that will be inimical to the security of the state as it will be illegal and highly unacceptable. In my humble opinion, I don’t think his move poses an existential threat to either IGP or the people of Ghana. I don’t think we have a reason to worry ourselves over that.”