General News of Wednesday, 25 January 2017
NPP firebrand Abu Ramadan has expressed disappointment at the tenure of the out gone IGP John Kudalor describing it as a disaster.
Mr. Kudalor was appointed by former President, John Dramani Mahama to the position in an acting capacity in November 2015. He was later confirmed IGP in February 2016.
John Kudalor was replaced by COP David Asante Apeatu in an acting position on Wednesday, January 25 after his contract run out in the same position.
The NPP firebrand considers the term of the former Inspector General of Police, John Kudalor as a disaster and a political reward for supervising brutalities towards his colleagues.
He accused the former IGP of being overly partisan and asserted that his views are similar to that of many persons in the service.
“Call it a disaster. He was rewarded for brutalising colleagues of mine who embarked on a peaceful demonstration during Let My Vote Count Alliance demonstration where some persons lost their eyes, some were deformed out of that demonstration, people were violated, their human rights were violated and the reward he gets was to be made IGP for a short period. If you say I should rate him I will rate him 4/10.
I think Kudalor was not able to pull along the police service along with him, partisanship was too much. He was not able to pull the Ghana service to walk side by side with him and am not sure if you ask members of the service they will say anything far from what I have said.”
John Kudalor before leaving office approved the dismissal of former Director-General in-charge of Human Resource at the Ghana Police Service, COP Patrick Timbilla, for his alleged role in a botched police recruitment scam in 2015.
Abu Ramadan expressed trust that the new IGP will perform to expectation and expects him to undertake some structural reforms to ensure the Ghana Police Service is envied across the continent.