General News of Wednesday, 16 October 2019
The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has said claims that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is training militias at Asutsuare for the 2020 polls are false.
Ghana’s former leader John Mahama during a meeting with the leadership of journalists revealed vigilantes are being trained to destabilize next year’s elections.
He said his main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has evidence that some individuals have been trained at Asutsuare for the purpose of the polls.
“I remember at the time of Ayawaso West Wuogon, there was a letter that came out asking party executives to bring able-bodied people to be trained as security.
“Since then, we have evidence that those people have been to Asutuare and trained in batches over and over again in all kinds of combat techniques and other things,” Mahama told the leadership of the west African country’s journalism association.
However, the deputy Director of Public Relations of the GAF, Commander Andy La-Anyane has told the website of state-owned Daily Graphic they are baseless allegations.
He has challenged the former leader or anyone to provide evidence to that effect.
“There can be no such evidence from Asutuare because it not true. Whatever pictures or videos they claim to have cannot be from our facilities. Let them provide it. I can assure you it is not true”, said Commander La-Anyane.
The ruling NPP has also rubbished the allegations of Mr. Mahama.
“For the attention of Candidate Mahama, the nation has moved beyond scare tactics about election violence. If he has any substance, he should resort to the rule of law and use the institutions available. We also admonish Mahama and his followers not to resort to cooking up and spreading false materials on social media as they have done in recent times in their attempt to mislead the good people of Ghana. As has been proven, that will soon be found out as false,” it said in a statement.