You are a ‘foolish colonel’; I dare you to arrest me! - Ken Agyapong fires GAF PRO
- NPP MP insults Ghana Armed Forces PRO
- According to the MP, Colonel Aggrey Quashie is a 'fool'
Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has gone in hard on the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), Colonel Aggrey Quashie, over a row on 'protocol' slots.
The MP, in a previous interview with Accra-based Oman FM, said he will “make noise” if some of his constituents are not enrolled into the military.
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He called for 'protocol slots' for supporters of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), boasting that he was able to get some of his people to be recruited during the police recruitment process.
However, in a sharp riposte, GAF rubbished Mr. Agyapong’s claims, insisting recruitment into the military is and will continue to be by merit and not subject to the influence of any politician anywhere.
PRO of GAF, Colonel Aggrey Quashie, added that the words of the Assin Central MP should not be taken seriously.
“Enlistment of applicants into the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) is always based on merits not political influence or any other means,” he said.
He further stated: “People think that if I pay money to somebody I can get myself in there. If all your documentation is correct you stand an equal chance like any other person to be picked.”
“People make these statements because they have the right to say whatever they want to say but we are also focusing on our process. ..There is no way anybody will be recruited by unfair means.”
The words of the Colonel appear not to have gone well with Mr. Agyapong who has also decided to fight back.
The maverick MP has described the PRO’s statement as “nonsense”, while daring GAF to arrest him if they think he has overstepped his bounds.
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“If my people don’t go to military and so what. If he [Aggrey Quashie] himself likes, he should resign and come, I will give him a job. As a soldier when you retire, is it not security guard that you become?” the MP asked rhetorically.
“Useless. It’s all over the place, radio, TV, JoyFM that Ghana Armed Forces respond… replied what, what, what. I couldn’t even see it well. He is an idiot.”
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He further blasted the Colonel, saying: “Now I will talk. If he knows what goes on in the military, like he won’t come and talk nonsense that he is a professional and I can go ahead and make noise.
Then I will make noise. They are worse than politicians. They have formed a cartel, when you talk then they come with guns to intimidate you. Come. Come and kill me.”
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