Politics of Sunday, 30 September 2018
Aspiring National Communication Officer of opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has fired Inspector General of Police, David Asante Apeatu over the latter’s attempt to ‘intimidate’ NDC Member of Parliament (MP) Collins Dauda.
This follows an invitation extended to him by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to assist in the investigation of allegations levelled against him by one Kenneth Donkor at Kenyasi.
The MP was said to have hired ‘macho’ men to assault the complainant during the limited voter registration exercise that took place at Kenyasi in the Asutifi North District on Friday, September 21, 2018.
Mr Sammy Gyamfi, in an article forwarded to thepublisheronline.com, accused the IGP of being a lame duck and incompetent, refusing to, or unable to take action on the issues that matter to Ghanaians.
“Mr. IGP, let me remind you that you have sat down with your tail in between your legs, whilst state-sponsored violence took the better part of this country for nearly two years. Mr. IGP, were you not in this country when Kwaku Addai of the NDC was shot and murdered in cold blood by NPP thugs in the Asutifi Constituency on 17th July, 2017”, Sammy Gyamfi wrote.
Adding that, “It appears to me that the Inspector General of Police, David Asante Appietu is on a deliberate mission to intimidate Collins Dauda and the NDC members of the Asutifi South Constituency”.
The IGP after sitting aloof for general law and order to breakdown under his watch, now thinks the easiest way to save his sunken image is to deploy a needless intimidating tactic against NDC members.
It would be recalled that last week, in the course of the ongoing Limited Registration exercise in the Asutifi South Constituency, a fight broke out between a supporter of Hon. Collins Dauda and a member of the NPP.
In a bizarre twist of events, the police arrested the supporter of Collins Dauda and charged him for assault, even though two men engaged in an open scuffle. As if that was not enough, the police subsequently charged Collins Dauda for abetment of crime, and invaded his house both in his constituency and in Accra, in a Rambo fashion ostensibly to arrest him in flagrant disregard of his parliamentary immunity.
This unprofessional action of the police was roundly condemned by the Speaker of Parliament and the Minority and it has now come out that the men who were to effect that arrest are masked men belonging to the NPP’s invisible forces.