Sam George justifies ‘provoking’ National Security operatives
The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam Nartey George, has defended his decision to confront members of the National Security Council about an inaccurate claim that a man had been killed during the violent Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election held last month.
In his second appearance before the commission, Mr. Sam George said he confronted the officials based on information available to him at the time.
He explained that his confrontation with the national security operatives should have never resulted in the assault because he was an unarmed civilian only trying to get his point across.
“My Lord, I was to believe that these are trained officers, [and] words of mouth, from an unarmed civilian, should never have evoked the kind of violent response that we got.”
A Member of the Commission, Mr. Patrick Acheampong cautioned the MP to be more careful in his exchanges with security officials in the future.
Mr. Sam George also told the Commission that tackling the land-guard problem would help in ending the creation of vigilante groups.
He explained that land-guards over the years have proven to be a ready source of members for the political parties who patronise the services of political vigilantism.
“In fixing this menace as a nation, first and foremost is a demand and supply thing. If there is no demand there will be no supply. I believe that one of the ways of solving this menace is to resolve the land-guard issue.”
Byran Acheampong, Kan Dapaah, Ambrose Dery lied -Sam George
The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram yesterday described as total fabrications and outright lies, the accounts of all three security ministers who appeared before the Emile Short Commission.
According to him, their claims about how he ended up at the Bawaleshie polling centre were lies.
Sam George said DSP Azugu who was SWAT commander for the operation by the masked armed men also lied in his testimony to the commission.
In his narration to the Justice Emile Short commission on Monday [February 25th 2019], he denied arriving at the La Bawaleshie polling station in the company of NDC supporters on motorbikes.
He claimed he drove to the polling centre alone in his vehicle after touring the Okponglo polling station having arrived on Legon campus earlier in the morning.
The MP also added that claims by the Minister of State in charge of National Security, Bryan Acheampong that he was in the company of MP, for Ablekuma South, Oko Vanderpuije when he arrived in the constituency are all untrue.
“On the issue of my arrival at the La Bawaleshie polling station, My Lord, I have followed the work of the commission, there have been several versions of my arrival that contradict themselves, but all together are pure fabrications.”