Dr Eric Opoku Mensah, a political science lecturer at the University of Cape Coast, has chimed in on the issue of 'hostile takeovers' occurring in various state institutions.
According to Dr. Mensah, President Nana Akufo-Addo can no longer remain silent in light of the flagrant thuggery being perpetrated by New Patriotic Party (NPP) sympathizers following his inauguration on January 7th.
“I expect that his voice and his command will be the final voice,” otherwise, “the president could be blamed” should things get out of hand, and, therefore, “he needs to come out and speak”, said Dr Mensah. He was speaking to Emefa Apawu on the Class91.3FM’s 505 news program on Wednesday, 18 January.
“It should be of major concern to him” because it has “grown to become a weighty matter”, he said.
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Recent, certain allegations have been made to the effect that the NPP's 'security' arm, Invincible Forces, were involved in the 'hostile' takeover of certain state institutions, as well as the attack of certain NDC members working in state institutions.
In response, the National Democratic Congress has called on both President Akufo-Addo, and the NPP to put a stop to the hostilities coming from NPP supporters.
According to NPP acting Chairman, Freddy Blay, the party's security arm were merely protecting state property rather than harassing staff. A statement Superindentend Cephas Arthur, Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, has disproved.
“At the harbour people are stealing cars, people are carrying away items that should attract duties and so forth, containers being taken away without going through the right processes and so forth and I think people should be bold enough to say: stop what you are doing’”, said Superintendent Cephas Arthur.