Nana Addo Has Failed In Security Matters – Hassan Ayariga
The founder and leader of the All Peoples Congress (APC), Mr Hassan Ayariga has blamed President Akufo-Addo for the series of violent events that have occurred in the country since his assumption of power.
According to Hassan Ayariga, the president has failed Ghanaians and exposed the country to danger, political insecurity, attacks and indiscipline adding that,the 16 months of of the New Patriotic Party government has been characterized by chaos and confusion.
Addressing the media in Accra, he noted that “Our peaceful country that was handed over by various former presidents, right from former President Rawlings to Former president Mahama is now threatening and doomed with various acts of Kidnappings, Assassinations and brutalities, a phenomenon which the government of the day lead by President Akufo Addo has failed to tackle head on”.
He further described actions of the men in security uniform during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election last week as ‘barbaric’ and ‘unacceptable’ adding that such behaviour ‘will not be tolerated’.
He accused the President of failing to openly condemn activities of some vigilante groups believed to be affiliated to the NPP.
He noted that, although Nana Akufo-Addo promised to govern with the rule of law, he has not been firm to condemn the illegal attacks and forceful takeover of some public institutions by the NPP-affiliated vigilante group, Invincible Forces.
According to him, the NPP while in opposition sought to create a parallel security system using the Invincible Forces and Delta Forces, who he claims have now turned up against them [NPP] and have become a threat to the entire country.
Hassan Ayariga also called for an amendment of Ghana’s constitution to make security institutions autonomous.
“By-elections are not terrorism events and it was wrong for the NPP government to deploy an illegal group called counter-terrorism unit to monitor and observe elections with Ak 47 riffles as if they were in a war zone. The president is the commander in chief of the Ghana armed forces and if he is not aware of the calibre of men and women recruited into our security forces, then the president is a naked king and we are all in big trouble.”
“Both the NPP and the NDC must know that this country does not belong to them and if this peaceful and beautiful country of ours starts burning today, everyone will be affected. When there is war it will not come with political colours. Let’s all be mindful of our comments and actions and above all let’s be responsible citizens and not spectators,” Mr Ayariga cautioned.