- Koku Anyidoho claims the promotion of the slain soldier to a Major was nothing special, as it was about to happen before he died
- To him, president Akufo Addo's absence from the burial service was a sign of gross disrespect to the family of Major Mahama
- He again faulted the president for his refusal to make the allowances of the security personnel available to them
The deputy General Secretary of Ghana’s largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has argued that president Nana Addo cannot take credit for the promotion of the slain military man from Captain to major Mahama.
The president, on the heels of the death of Major Mahama, promoted him posthumously, from the rank of a Captain to a Major.
Anyidoho is however convinced that the act was not one that deserved applause.
The late Major was lynched by a mob at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Upper West Denkyira District of the Central Region.
He was allegedly mistaken for an armed robber and subsequently killed.
He was consequently given a state burial, and the president, in the exercise of his constitutional powers decided to promote him to the rank of a Major.
Anyidoho’s argument however, is that the soldier was on the verge of attaining the promotion, hence any attempt to brand the elevation as an achievement of the current administration is laughable.
Therefore neither the president nor the current administration can take credit for that as the man was about to attain that rank before he met his untimely death.
He further stated that the absence of the first gentleman of the land from the burial service of the murdered soldier was a grievous offence. To him, none of the former presidents would have committed that error.
In concluding, he pointed the lack of respect the president exhibited towards the military, despite promises made to them prior to the 2016 elections.
He pointed out that per the fact that the military haven’t yet received their allowances; the president had literally lost interest in the affairs of the military.
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